Presently the "Boxer" lost her main-topmast, and McCall, hanging on her bow, kept up his raking fire.
Away to leeward we discovered the Canada, with her main-topmast and mizzenmast gone.
Mark took another look at the sea, reefs and islands, from the main-topmast cross-trees of the ship, as she lay in her new berth.
The Glorieux had lost her foremast, bowsprit, and main-topmast.
The fore-and-main trysails; fore-and-aft sails set with gaffs, introduced instead of main-topmast and mizen staysails.
Swan's ship had 16 guns, with a crew of 140 men, all English, and carried a Saint George's flag at her main-topmast head.
The captain ordered the ensign to be hoisted to the main-topmast shrouds, and the guns to be got all clear for firing.
In a few minutes the American's main-topmast fell, followed by his gaff and mizzen-topgallant-mast.
“There goes her main-topmast,” cried Owen, almost with a groan.
Down came the main-topmast staysail, and Mark jumped on the forecastle, while he called out to Bob to lash the helm a-lee.