A wooden tall ship, like the HMS Victory, USS Constitution, or Patrick O'Brien's Surprise strikes an immovable object (i.e. rocks) rising out of the sea.
In many nautical series I've read, colliding with anything would be an EXTREME hazard. Masts go by the board, large holes punching through the hull or even breaking the keel. The problem is, I haven't been able to quantify the variables (i.e. the mass of the ship, its velocity, tinsel strength of the woos or the structural integrity of the ship's overall design).
As for the immovable object, that's simply an aspect of the story I'm currently working on in which a character can make themselves completely immovable, on a quantum level. Said character leaps out of their own ship, freezes in space in front of a pursuing enemy ship and lets it crash into them. That's the real premise. My real question is, would this be a viable tactic each time, or is there a slow enough speed at which the ship can be moving where it's mass and momentum would do only negligible damage?
I suppose this will all be opinion-based and if I made a mistake as a newcomer posting this here, I do apologize.