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How much water is needed to float a ship

  1. Sep 3, 2013 #1
    Hi all.Some time ago there was a post regarding the the title of this post. ie is it possible for a ship to "float" in a mere few liters of water. I can not find the thread now. Does Admin have a link to this discussion please.
    Thank you
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  3. Sep 3, 2013 #2
    Please disregard the above post.I have now found the topic I was looking for,under Related Discussions.
  4. Sep 3, 2013 #3


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    A boat (or any other object for that matter) floats once it has displaced an amount of water equal to its mass.
  5. Sep 3, 2013 #4


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