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rogerpb



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Tumble-home Reply with quote

What are the pros and cons of "tumble-home"? How did the word originate?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the word means that water tumbles back to the ocean.

The downside to tumblehome is that there is little secondary stability to right the ship once it has rolled considerably. That is, there is no hull meeting the water and submerging displaced volume to produce a righting moment.

The upside is that there is less internal volume, I think. and that this creates less volume to be protected by armor. Someone may have a better explanation of the alleged upside.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another upside was that it was easier to sponson out heavy or medium turrets for end-on fire, as the French so often did.

But given the disastrous tendency of the French-influenced Borodinos to capsize at Tsushima, I'm inclined to think the cons outweighed the pros...
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