Sunday, April 13, 2008

What is round, has eight engines, six propellers, and two 12-inch guns?

What is round, has eight engines, six propellers, and two 12-inch guns?




The answer is the Russian warship Novgorod and her sister the Admiral Popov.

Built in 1875 the circular design was intended to provide a stable firing platform. At sea however the low decks were constantly awash and when used in rivers they proved difficult to steer, having a propensity to revolve.

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