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Battleships in bottles

Battleships in bottles
 
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Well, it'd keep the sea-spray off the decks.

Admittedly it'd have have to be at least 251m long bottle for a Tirpitz, also all the barnacles will be on the outside.

When patrolling in cold areas, the suns rays will help save on heating bills.

For tropical environments, the bottle could rotate along its axis and the now exposed barnacles etc would tend to provide shade.

...and the clever bit it is if all the surplus crew go over the side of the ship onto the glass hull, in the event of missile attack, then can leg it like hell, moving the ship sideways to avoid stuff.

not_morrison_rm, Jan 02 2019

Wojtek https://en.wikipedi...i/Wojtek_%28bear%29
"in Italy in 1944, Wojtek helped move crates of ammunition" [8th of 7, Jan 02 2019]

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       Only one (perhaps two) turret(s) could be brought to bear at any one time ...   

       But it would be very difficult to torpedo.
8th of 7, Jan 02 2019
  

       Not a good idea letting bears into the turret. Except Iorek Byrnison of course.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 02 2019
  

       Well, the Polish Army trained a bear to help move ammunition in WW2. <link>   

       Presumably if you have the skills to train Poles to do anything useful, then training a bear is easy by comparison.   

       You are right in saying that allowing large, hairy, smelly creatures with huge teeth and a propensity for random violence into an enclosed space containing explosive materials is a Bad Idea. So it would be wise to prohibit Poles from entering the turrets as well as bears.
8th of 7, Jan 02 2019
  

       ^ Ahem
not_morrison_rm, Jan 02 2019
  

       What [not_morrison] said.
pertinax, Jan 04 2019
  
      
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