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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 18 Feb 2010 09:18 
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who was the owner of this ship although never seen her launched and what was the intended purpose of the strange design?

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Arr , this was designed by that famous Welshman Morgan the boat. He took the design from the welsh coracle and it was a prototype of a quick turn around ship. But this one had controls at both ends so there was no need to turn around, just drive it straight out from her berth using the controls at the other end. Only had one fault the controls were reversed when you drove it out ,this confused old Morgan so instead of turning to port he went starboard. and ended up beached in Barry Island where it remained for many years as a merry go round in the fun park. years later old Morgan was the first man on the moon, unfortunately he never designed a method of returning , so he got a name change as Morgan the moon and is celebrated in welsh folk law :baby:



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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: what a jackanory taffy!



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This odd looking ship was the Russian royal yacht Livadia. Commissioned by Czar Alexander 2nd and built at John Elder's Govan yard.Launched in 1880 , she was never used as the Czar was assassinated . The odd design was the brainchild of Vice Admiral Popoff and was hoped to counter seasickness which the Czarina was prone too. The ship was 7262 tons gross. 235' long with a beam of 153' On her trials she achieved a speed of 15+ knots. She was scrapped in 1926.



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spot on sparks, that was quick :scratchhead:



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