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Hulls

In this educational PDF booklet, we will be learning about how ship hulls are made and what they can be used for, as well as the basics physics of buoyancy: what makes ships float.   In this booklet, one can also build hulls with an easy and fun activity that can be done in the classroom or at home.   Also discussed are ways to protect a hull, along with a history of the David Taylor Model basin (now our Cold War Gallery).  

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Images:  NH 69062 and NH 69063Tippecanoe class, general plan, 1862.