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Old 17th February 2012, 15:25
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Originally Posted by uisdean mor View Post
Maybe this -[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sponson"]
Would maybe full length and used as fuel or ballast tanks when she was a bulker.

A lot of steel for not much gain but again depends where she was trading - up a river somewhere then sponsons decrease draft so might have been a specific trade requirement on tidal river when fully loaded.
Just guessing.
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Uisdean
I agree Uisdean ' huge amount of work for very little gain . Sponsons makes sence to reduce draft . I dont dispute vessels have been widened but looking at these photographs it does not seem to be the case .
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