Mini-Stories: Ribbon 3 - 99% Invisible
In response to many requests, we are back with stories of Icebergships, renowned remains, sackclothes, cutting-edge and more. On the bottom of Lake Patricia, in Alberta Canada, you will find a wreck. During the early 1940' s, allied vessels in the Atlantik were wreaked chaos by the Germans (submarines).
Finally, Lord Mountbatten, Chief of Combined Operations, went to Winston Churchill to propose an extrem solution: a solid, insinkable plane rack made of Icecream. At first it may sound like one of those far-fetched concepts that floats in wartime, but is never really made. Only that this iceboat was actually constructed - or at least: a proto-typ.
This is what the table at the bottom of the Canada Sea reminds us of. Moreover, this iceboat would be so thick that it would be virtually unbreakable thanks to an invention known as Pykrete. Pykrete is produced by blending watermix with wood dust and freeze it, and it is known as the Pykrete, which was invented by Geoffrey Pyke.
It was made of block of pykrete and refrigerated. Mount Batten was a real Pyreteist. and they undertook Canada to build a model on Lake Patricia. It was constructed by a group of resisters of Canada (who chose to provide alternate services) without knowing the purposes of the work.
Built in just a few month, by the end of the battle, the ship had evolved, realizing, among other things, that these vessels would need more cash and material than anticipated. At the end, the British wrecked the site and finally sunk it to the bottom of Lake Patricia, where its remains can still be seen today.
When building a boat out of glaciers, of course, there's not much to see.
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