Simple pieces of iron hardware, eyebolts served many essential functions on board warships like Hartford. They acted as guides or anchors for standing and running rigging on ships and their boats. The cables attached to gun carriages and ship bulwarks were tied to eyebolts, allowing the crewmen to control the recoil of the ship's guns.
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