A feature unique to the Albion Skunk is its ability to employ a Marine Officer for use in boarding operations. When equipped with a number of marines <player> can execute the "board" operation against L and XL ships. If successful the Marine Officer and all surviving marines can be found onboard the (now) <player>-controlled ship and ordered back onboard either remotely or in person. If unsuccessful both Marine Officer and all accompanying marines are permanently lost.
NOTE: if you remotely recall the MO (or have boarded a K in v4) to the Skunk you must enter the backroom & tell the MO to 'Work on board.." in order to use them again. If you land on your prize & ask the MO to "Come back on board" this step is unnecessary
Guides to boarding capital ships can be found on the wiki here.