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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Way to take one for the Gipper! I think it could work....
They hollow ships out when they decommission them don't they? I remember seeing a bunch in a ship graveyard on the Potomac, and a man told me they were hollowed out. I don't think they'd be useful though. They weren't as large as this.
Originally posted by SneakAPeek
reply to post by xEphon
Can you prove to me the first Top Kill piece was over 500 tons in weight?
Edit: Did you even look at the image in the First post the 8 year old did? Guess not with comments like that.
[edit on 27-6-2010 by SneakAPeek]
Originally posted by who-me?
reply to post by SneakAPeek
Where on earth do you get this notion that big ships are in the hundreds tonnage wise? The USS Ronald Reagan is 101,400 long tons (113,600 short tons) Source.
Even if you were right, which you aren't if it did only weigh in at 500 tons how do you propose we stand it on end over an oil leek 5000 ft deep? You can't, if nothing else, currents would prohibit it and thats only if we had some super crane to put it there in the first place.
Also you were throwing around the 100,000psi couldn't lift 500 tons. Do you realize that this is about 45 tons per square inch? There are 144 square inches in a square foot. It would be 45*144 generating a lifting force of 6480 tons on one, yes one square foot. So yeah I'm telling ya that 100,000psi definitely would lift 500tons, unless said object had the density of a neutron star.