The Government Ships
News-Commentary, Drollery; Illustration, Drollery
N, pseud. [William Newman] *
Military Technology, Invention, Hydropathy, Aeronautics
Reports on the 'top-heaviness' of warships caused by the 'extreme weight of guns' on the decks of the vessels. Believes that a 'cold-water cure' has been 'seriously recommended', allowing the ships to take in water as ballast, and attaching balloons to their masts to prevent them from sinking. Illustrations depict these suggestions.
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