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xperia_10_vi – Ships

Ships

There is archeological evidence that indicates that people used ships ~120,000 years ago.

rAncient Egyptians built their first ships by sewing planks together with straps to make a hull and by stuffing reeds or grass between the planks.

rMost ocean-going cargo ships can last between 20 and 30 years while a sailboat which is made of plywood or fiberglass lasts longer - between 30 and 40 years. Ships made of solid wood can last much longer but must be regularly maintained. Steel-hulled yacht can last for over 100 years if it's properly taken care of. Freshwater ships last longer than sea water ones because fresh water lakes are less corrosive.

rThe USS Enterprise is a ship with the largest number of nuclear reactors (8).

rThe Titanic was designed to carry 64 lifeboats. To free the decks, the ship ended up carrying 20 on her maiden voyage.

rVikings had a custom to bury their dead of higher class in their ships.

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