- Ice Breaker 2019 -
September 7, 2019
left to right: Clint (Tylerís Tourville), Tyler (Nagato), Andy (Barham), McCoy (Zara), Peter (Erin), Bob (Kongo), Zach (Invincible), Tom (Alaska), Rick (Jamaica.
Ram damage on the stern of the Nagato. I didnít even call ram and hardly notice it pump harder. This is the first time Iíve ever realized it, but wood hulls have an advantage in terms of ram survivability. If this ram happened next to a fiber glass rib 1/8 inch thick, water would have poured in and sank the ship. Instead the balsa folded against the Ĺ inch thick rib and sort of sealed it to some degree with friction.
SMS Derfflinger 2 on the water for the first time. She was stern heavy and as such will be re-balance before she sails again.