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Thread #62576 Message #3171946
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
17-Jun-11 - 11:15 AM
Thread Name: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
Subject: RE: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
I asked the DH, a great lover of history books and all things nautical, and he has a scheme involving sheep intestines loaded with black powder. The cabin boy would drill the holes, push in the lethal links, light the fuse, and whammo!
But the plan hit a snag when I asked him how a fuse could burn underwater.
He himself pointed out that the timbers of the ship could be 6 to 12 inches thick. That's arduous argering.