Wainwright pursued the other torpedo boat, the pluton, more vigorously.
The Furor and pluton tried to fire back, but their men could not stand that iron rain.
While these fled, disaster fell upon the two torpedo-boat destroyers, pluton and Furor.
We were now within five hundred yards of the Furor, firing; sometimes at her and sometimes at the pluton.
One of our huge shells fell midway of the pluton, which at once went down with an awful plunge.
Gradually the pluton's guns became silent, and it was evident that she was in distress.
The names of the torpedo-boat destroyers were the Furor and the pluton.
The casting of lots is mentioned by Alfred in his version of Bede, pluton mid tanum, "they cast lots with twigs."
The "pluton," not so badly crippled, but with her hull penetrated in several places, was next turned back.
The "pluton" kept her engines going just long enough to drive her ashore under the Socapa cliffs.