The chains is a small platform extending from the side of the ship on either side to extend the shrouds a bit farther out to better support the mast.The chains platform also provides a place for the leadsman to stand while sounding depth of the water with the lead.

Forechains support the foremast shrouds, Mainchains support the mainmast shrouds, Mizzenchains support the mizzen shrouds.

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