Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Efficacy== The effectiveness of this tactic was demonstrated at the [[Battle of Trafalgar]]. Admiral [[Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson|Nelson]]'s [[HMS Victory|HMS ''Victory'']], leading the weather column of the British fleet, broke the French line just astern of the French flagship ''[[French ship Bucentaure (1804)|Bucentaure]]'', and just ahead of ''[[French ship Redoutable (1791)|Redoutable]]''. ''Victory'' raked the ''Bucentaure's'' less protected stern, killing 197 and wounding a further 85, including the ''Bucentaure's'' captain, [[Jean-Jacques Magendie]]. Admiral [[Pierre-Charles Villeneuve]] survived, and although he was not captured for three hours, the raking put ''Bucentaure'' out of the fight. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Military Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Raking_fire"