Is there a historical example or a manuscript about troop formation or fighting stance on any sort of boat or ship?
Especially during colonialism or the golden age of piracy, no specific location so world wide, although I want to know the European one more.
"Troop formation or fighting stance" refers to the person or the army on the ship, "stance" here refers to fighting stance (mostly melee weapon) or foot stance/step on the ship, troop formation is self explanatory but on the ship, not the ship itself.
Here is an example of a historical manual on sword/fighting stance from royal armouries (just an example);
Feel free to edit the tag if it's not appropriate, since I'm not sure the tag is right either and can't find a clearer one.