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Old January 20th, 2020 #4
Hugh Akston
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 553

Originally Posted by Ned Hiller View Post
Did you know that though the Chinese were the 1st to build ocean going multi-masted sail powered cargo and battleships starting around 100 CE, the age of trans-oceanic travel only began because of the discovery of trade winds and ocean gyres by Portuguese explorers in the 1400s?
Speaking of ships, how many here realize just how gigantic cruise ships have become? Just compare a modern cruise ship with the HMS Titanic, famous for its gigantic size:

Length to length, height to height comparison:

If the HMS Titanic was being followed by its 21st century counterpart: