Objects & Places from Lieutenant Hornblower

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Object Descriptions

HMS Renown - This is the location where most of the novel's action takes place.

Santo Domingo and the Saman√° Fortress - This is a location in Haiti where most of the novel's action takes place.

Grog - A shot of rum mixed with a certain amount of water.

Heated Shot (or Red-hot Shot) - These are heated cannonballs.

Futtock-Shrouds and the Lubber's Hole - Seamen climb these to get to the top of the ship's sails.

Splinters - These are the lethal causes of several deaths and injuries upon wooden ships while under attack from cannons.

The Weather Gauge - This is any position upwind of another vessel that allows a vessel to maneuver at will toward any downward point and thus gain tactical advantage over other ships.

Carronade - This is a short, lightweight smooth bore cannon that was used as short-range cannons by the...

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