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Old 04-28-2012, 05:40 PM
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Originally Posted by robertpolyglot View Post
A couple of reasons:

1) They hit something: Titanic, Andrea Doria and Costa Concordia
2) There is a defect in the design: The Estonia was both a ship and a car ferry and, in heavy seas, took on water through its car loading door
3) A gigantic rogue wave: while the grand ocean liners could take the hit, I believe a smaller one could be capsized
I disagree. I read that modern ships are not designed to withstand a hit by a rogue wave. The costs would be prohibitive.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:11 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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Originally Posted by jambo101 View Post
On a side note i've seen many documentaries on sunken ships particularly wooden ones,as wood floats i've wondered how a wooden ship can totaly sink,wouldnt it have a point at which it would just float and not sink any more.
It's as mysterious as the medieval castles, made of pure rock, that were burned. I guess common materials had different physical properties in those days.
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