Woodpulp And Ice

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Woodpulp And Ice

Post by gavmeister13 » 26 Sep 2003 10:33

A friend told me that the British found that woodpulp and ice could be used to make ships but the war ended before any where made. Is it true?

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Post by daveh » 27 Sep 2003 22:35

read

http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/7 ... island.php

for the basis of your friends tale.

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Re: Woodpulp And Ice

Post by Tiornu » 28 Sep 2003 01:30

We were discussing this not too long ago at another site. Here's a drawing, which I suppose deserves a grain of salt:
http://www.freeweb.hu/battleshipboy/Ste ... abakuk.jpg
Warship V had a nice account of the projects development.

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Post by Phil D. » 28 Sep 2003 01:53

Speaking of this, here's a link to a website that details a sort of "alternate history" of such an iceberg aircraft carrier, would it ever have been built in WWII:

http://www.combinedfleet.com/furashita/habbak_f.htm

Phil

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Post by ChristopherPerrien » 28 Sep 2003 06:01


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