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Old 19-12-2019, 06:33   #1096
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………..It was round. It was made of concrete. And it floated.
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The Russians built a round warship about 100 years ago. Surprisingly (not) they had difficulties in maintaining a straight course.

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Old 19-12-2019, 07:58   #1097
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The Russians built a round warship about 100 years ago. Surprisingly (not) they had difficulties in maintaining a straight course.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:R...ale_model).jpg
Can you imagine that.
It looks like it would spin in circles. The nautical engineer must have been high and the government was stupid enough to go for it.
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Old 19-12-2019, 09:22   #1098
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In the opinion of naval historian Stephen McLaughlin:
“In the final analysis, the popovkas seem to have been relatively effective coast-defence vessels; certainly their combination of armament and armour could have only been carried by a conventional ship of much greater draught. Their faults – and they certainly had faults – were exaggerated by critics, both in Russia and abroad, and have left as a legacy stories of uncontrollable ships designed by incompetent men.”
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Old 19-12-2019, 15:18   #1099
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highly specialised but actually pretty effective in it's designed role...

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For more Russian nautical fun, and the story of a voyage that couldn't be made into a film as no one would believe it, have a listen/watch Drachinifel's wonderful story on YT of the Second Russian Pacific Cruiser Squadron. I haven't laughed so much since reading Pratchett or about Bandy in WWI. I'll always have a soft spot for Rozhestvensky. That voyage is a guaranteed nautical oddity!

Oh, and everyone nautical must acknowledge the wonderful efforts of the Kamchatka to preserve world peace and provide humor in the darkest times...OMG!

Start reading here and then listen to Drachinifel...
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Not true! Young infant humans can swim naturally. Most likely due to they recently came from a bag of salt water in the womb.









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It’s not saltwater, it’s partially their own urine but dressed up with a slick name, amniotic fluid.
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If you have a twitter account check out the videos @Oceandiversity2

Lots of whales and other creatures.
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Here’s something Alaska sailors may enjoy...... https://twitter.com/trashcan_b/statu...263546881?s=21
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Oh. Finally Neptune shows up here :-)
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