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Re: Why is too much flare a...thank you
Those sources are too civilian-oriented (talk about comfort and economy). Frankly, when designing a warship I would not avoid plenty of flare based on those crioteria posted on those 2 sources. What is more, in case the ship has to be able to deal with ice, some of the hull forms recommended are non-starters.
Thank you, Lars, for the concise explanation and links to examples.
Too much bow hull flare is too much of a "good" thing...hmm.
"Contrary" thought came to mind of a Hurricane Bow Essex or WW II Illustrious class with all that flare preventing the forward edge of the fright deck from collapsing in vicious seas.
Which makes one wonder if conventional-bow Essex class pitched less than enclosed-bow ships...?
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