Leftenant Hammond - He is the starboard gunnery officer on the AMS Predator.
Hammond is a veteran gunnery officer who is highly skilled and trained and part of the crew on the Predator in the position of starboard gentry officer.
- Ripple fire -- rapid succession of canon fire on a single weakened spot of an enemy's Shroud--an old tactic that requires tremendous training and skill to be successful. (B1,ch 2)
Hammond pulled off a rapid ripple fire against an enemy Auroran ship that was stunningly successful. (B1, ch 2)