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Old January 20th, 2020 #5
Ned Hiller
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Ned Hiller

Originally Posted by Hugh Akston View Post
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:

When Isambard Kingdom Brunel invented the iron steam powered ocean liner in 1843 it could only carry 730 passengers at a top speed of 39km/h.

A RORO gas turbine powered cruise ship like the HSC Francisco which was launched in 2013 and uses a small waterline area twin hull to reduce drag, aluminum to reduce weight, and water jets to produce immense thrust, can carry 10,024 passengers and 240 cars at a top speed of 107km/h.

Last edited by Ned Hiller; January 20th, 2020 at 11:32 PM.