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    THE MOST ORIGINAL, STRANGE AND FAILURE SHIPS EVER BUILT IN THE WORLD.
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    AlessandroSPQR
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    Good evening to all naval modelers on this forum.

    I'm about to get off topic, but Jumpugly is right.
    When I write or say (without even writing) something, the Internet (via Google or other search engines) offers you various news or articles for sale about it.
    This time it wasn't a sales proposal but news.

    Why do I say I'm going off the rails of my topic?
    Because the theme was the most extravagant, bizarre and unsuccessful ships ever built in the world.
    This is certainly not a failure. In fact, if it is built and sold it will certainly be a substantial income.
    It hasn't been built yet, but it's already a finished project (or just an idea, a fantasy?).

    I'm talking about the MIGALOO M5 submersible yacht.

    An incredible submarine as a pleasure boat.
    We know that the submarine is the narrowest and hardest naval vessel for sailors. Not everyone could fit in.
    However, it is necessary because it has long been an essential strategic and tactical element for many navies (war fleets).
    But who would have thought of making a yacht out of it.

    Well, apparently the Austrian design studio Migaloo has presented "the world's only private underwater superyacht", to offer "a not yet existing alternative to large privately owned surface vessels".
    Basically when the rich guy doesn't want to be disturbed she dives.

    We were also used to hearing news of submarines used for drug trafficking and other illicit trades, but they were small boats of no nautical charm. This yacht is something else entirely, it seems like science fiction.

    This submarine, called M5, will measure 165.8 meters long and 23 meters wide at its widest point, with a range of approximately 15,000 kilometers and a speed of up to 20 knots on the surface (or 12 knots submerged).

    What is most incredible is that the submarine will be able to descend up to 250 meters deep and remain submerged for up to four weeks.

    She will be able to hold 20 passengers and 40 crew members.

    It includes a helipad, a swimming pool and spa, a gym, a cinema with art galleries, a party area with a DJ booth, as well as numerous spaces for relaxing or dining. Optional extras include a hot air balloon and an underwater shark feeding station.

    Take this news with a pinch of salt (i.e. with due caution) because it comes from the Web and has not yet been confirmed.

    Do you think they will really do it? Will someone be so eccentric and rich as to want to shell out a gigantic sum for such a vessel?
    Is it just a hoax?
    As soon as it's a reality, if it's a reality, ready to make a scale model of it, ahahahahah.


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    Doogle
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    Thanks Alessandro ๐Ÿ˜Š, I'll certainly post some photos when completed, "before and after ". The existing boat shed is now too small. My stepson was in the process of moving rental accommodation recently and wondered if I could make use of some timber. Duly delivered, I was wondering what I could do with it all, a quick measure by hand โœ‹๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜€ and realised that I could potentially now bridge the gap between house and garage hence another "home project "to finally cross of the list. Maybe one day...๐Ÿ˜‚
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    I love the concepts on "The fourth bizarre, strange and failed ship on this list is BAZIN'S ROLLER SHIP."


    Sort of reminds me of the movie "Those magnificent men in their flying machines".


    And why not? Experiment all you want if you have no way to analyze it.

    Today, with computer simulation, you can test any concept of anything without building a prototype.


    As for those boats, the only thing missing is to attach a large blimp on top ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ


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    Hi Doogle, you don't know how nice it is to hear these words.
    I was getting worried thinking that while I have had to finish my RC ship model for a very long time, I already have many other projects in mind that I would like to do right away but which I can't do.
    Now the main problem is time but even if I had time available I lack space.
    I'm heartened to know that I'm not the only one chasing a thousand ideas.
    I'm glad you're doing some work that will make our beautiful hooby more comfortable, "forgot to mention that I'm also trying to construct a covered area between house and garage for boat storage and cold frame for overwintering plants". Excellent thing.
    This space is vital, when you have completed it I hope you will share the photos with us.
    I'm glad you appreciate these articles.
    Always keep your mind busy, do well, your brain will benefit.
    Doogle
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    Hi Alessandro, funnily enough I was in a model shop this afternoon with my brother in law and I was looking at wheels to see what is available and start to "mentally "get build ideas. I was very good ๐Ÿ‘ and didn't buy anything. Have to build the Calypso, finish off the "gravy boat " and the "Sea axe ๐Ÿช“ ".
    Doesn't stop me from thinking of all the possibilities โœจ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ˜‰. Hopefully the sea axe and gravy boat will be getting wet soon. Oh, by the way; forgot to mention that I'm also trying to construct a covered area between house and garage for boat storage and cold frame for overwintering plants ๐Ÿชด ๐Ÿ˜€. Meanwhile, hold down full time job, look after my wife plus the dog ๐Ÿ•. Still all that said, I love reading articles like these posted and one's imagination is only limited by one's own mind. There's so much help on this site, that I'm sure I'll be asking for advice in due course. Watch this space.
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    Hello Doogle.
    In my opinion, nowadays this strange project with current technologies and materials would work well in many contexts. Not in all.
    What do you think about it?
    Doogle
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    Good morning Alessandro, thanks for sharing these strange yet wonderful vessels. Was always tempted by the Russian circular and now Bazin's roller ship. ๐Ÿ™„
    Must concentrate more and not get so easily distracted from a current projects. On the other hand.....๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
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    The fourth bizarre, strange and failed ship on this list is BAZIN'S ROLLER SHIP.

    Even though I put it last, this is, in my opinion, the most extravagant of all.
    Just look at the photo to understand it.
    A steamship designed by Ernesto Bazin that moved on six enormous wheels.
    Not paddle wheels, but floating wheels, incredible.
    Yet this ship managed to cross the English Channel.
    This 1896 ship was 36.5 meters long, 13.7 meters wide and was powered by a 550 hp steam engine, she could reach 7 knots.

    I have not found any news of particular flaws or inconveniences but this ship did not arouse any interest in builders and owners. It's easy to understand why. Even if she worked well, which captain would be thrilled to command her? In short, it actually seemed a little too ridiculous perhaps.
    Later I found other news and much more data on the internet, very interesting, about this ship.
    I attach the link at the end but I warn you that I have not checked their reliability and I have not done any checking with the sources as I usually do.


    https://it.topwar.ru/121363-eksperimentalnoe-skorostnoe-sudno-ernest-bazin-franc
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    The third ship in the list of strange, bizarre, failed ships is the battleship NOVGOROD.

    Now the list has gone from four to six thanks to Cashrc who added: 1) an aircraft carrier which proved to be very useful but very original, perhaps unique (along with its twin) of its kind, and 2) a submarine which seems to have been a total failure.

    As you can see from the photos and as mentioned in the first message, the feature that makes it unique and bizarre is the circular shape.
    The intent was to create a platform as stable as possible for the large naval artillery of the time.
    Vice Admiral Popoff's idea was realized in 1873.
    The 2500 ton ship had a diameter of 36.9 meters and mounted 280 mm caliber guns.
    Propulsion was guaranteed by six propellers at the stern, powered by as many steam turbines capable of delivering a power of 2400 hp (wikipedia reports a different, much higher value).
    The six propellers should have made it more maneuverable than any other ship, this was the prediction but in reality it was almost impossible to maintain a course and it was very slow, just 6 knots of speed.
    The ship was launched in 1873 in Nikolajev on the Black Sea, and was supposed to operate as a coast guard together with the ship Admiral Popoff, also circular but with a slightly smaller diameter, but with a greater displacement of 3647 tons.
    As soon as she left the Dnieper River she became uncontrollable, she rotated out of control and caused illness to the crew who apparently were paralyzed by dizziness.
    The circular platform was indeed much more stable than traditional ships as expected by its designer but the nautical qualities were terrible.
    The biggest drawback of her hull shape was that it greatly reduced the rudder's ability to turn the ship by masking much of the water flow, so much so that it took up to 40-45 minutes to make a complete circle. The solution adopted was to use the engines for control and leave the rudder fixed, even if this reduced the speed of the ship.
    Despite this obvious failure, Tsar Alexander II was favorably impressed by the stability of this ship and wanted the imperial yacht, the Livadia, to be built on the same principle but to look like a traditional ship.
    Popoff then designed a hull that was not circular but elliptical with a length of 72 meters and a width of 47 meters. But this is another bizarre ship that perhaps deserves a separate mention.

    Unlike the other ships on the list, this ship type operated for a period of time before being scrapped in 1911 and also participated in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.
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    Hi Cash,
    I agree with you. The K4 Class sub was a 'great' RN failure, a disasterโ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Watch and weep!๐Ÿ˜ญ
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