Navy Side Launch

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Navy Side Launch

Postby JK » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:33 am

I wonder if they've ever messed the stability calcs up when doing side launches where they don't come back up
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Re: Navy Side Launch

Postby JollyJack » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:29 pm

Note that the cradle is chained to the hull.
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Re: Navy Side Launch

Postby The Dieselduck » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:09 am

Just wondering if this one will make it to it's home port without breaking down. Maybe they should use more expensive "wine"...
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Re: Navy Side Launch

Postby Merlyn » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:59 am

That's why the cradle is left attached to the hull.
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Re: Navy Side Launch

Postby D Winsor » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:32 pm

The ship was built in Wisconsin means that the ship has to go down through the 15 locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway. So the cradle could double as underwater fendering to protect the boat from damage bouncing off the lock walls
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Re: Navy Side Launch

Postby Big Pete » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:23 am

Maybe you could rig nets of the cradle to act as an anti Torpedo defence, like they did in WW1?

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Re: Navy Side Launch

Postby JK » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:31 am

Good one!


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