|Probably not too willingly. Of course the thing to also consider is the time it takes to load and fire a cannon. Don't know how long it is myself, but I do know it wouldn't have been as rapidly as a CIWS (which loading that isn't as rapid as it's rate of fire). So if you didn't get hit you'd have so long before the next round to keep going.
And if you think of canister as turning a cannon into a shotgun, then the closer you get the better your chances of not getting hit. You know, it's like taking ten 18'x18' boards and setting them up one at a time at five foot incraments from a shotgun then taking ten shots to see how much the buckshot spreads out over a hundred feet. The spray pattern at five feet isn't gonna be the same as at fifty feet. So the further out the more likely you are to get hit if you're not directly in front of the barrel.
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