Noah Alawiye, agent of Captain Kidd's Men of War, has sent you to take down a Mithridati smuggler convoy nearby. The ships hauling the gunpowder may be volatile if damaged by cannon fire, and damage their escort ships. Noah would also like you to capture one of the stripped haulers to bring back to Golden Lake.
You will be up against nine enemy ships: two groups of four and one solitary 'Lexington' Stripped Brig in the back. There will be a similar brig in each group.
Despite the overwhelming odds, this is an easy mission. Do not try to engage the high-level ships (25-35) in direct combat - instead, just shoot the brig with the marker. Once you destroy one armor facing, all the ships in their group will sink, no matter how far away they are.
The next phase is easy: just demast and board the lone brig. It has no defenses.
Defeat Escorts (6/6)
Defeat Two Smugglers (2/2)
Board the Last Smuggler