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Bouyancy and Density

In this PDF booklet, one will learn the physics behind why ships stay aloat!   The focus will be how ships have changed throughout the history of the U.S. Navy; interactive floating tests; design of ships; and prevention of sinking with watertight doors. 

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Images:  NH 53721:  USS Georgia (BB-15), 1912:   NH 96033:  USS Constitution, sail plan, 1817.