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Re: History Challenge

Post by Jimbob » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:47 am

I was thinking of a single structure such as the castles of Europe or Japan rather than walled communities or palaces. Not so much a quiz, more an open question is there? I am aware of the 'Potala' in Lhasa is described as a palace on a castle, on a mighty pedestal of rock.

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Re: History Challenge

Post by Jimbob » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:48 am

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Hmm, Haven't been there but Fort Phra Sumen seems to fit the bill , more fort, than accommodation.

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Re: History Challenge

Post by hhinner » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:33 pm

^^ Looks more like a guard post than a castle. :)

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Re: History Challenge

Post by STEVE G » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:33 pm

Jimbob wrote:
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Am I correct to say there are no castles in Thailand: just plenty of palaces?
By castle I mean fortified residences and seat of power, So what is the nearest castle or fortress to Thailand? Not sure of a definitive answer.
I visited a couple during my time in Indonesia, Fort Marlborough in Benkulu, Sumatra and Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang, Sulawesi but they're both a way from Thailand.

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Re: History Challenge

Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 pm

An obvious one near to Thailand that many of us will have seen is Fort Cornwallis, Georgetown, Penang.
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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:11 am

We haven't been active with this thread for a while....

What new technology did Brunel introduce to ship building, and what was the name of the first ship ever to use this new technology? Pete :cheers:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by lindosfan1 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:54 am

First ship built entirely from steel. Called the Great Britain. It is now preserved in Bristol.
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Post by PeteC » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:01 am

Well, He apparently did two concerning ships and that wasn't the one I was thinking about. Let's keep going........................ :D
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Norseman » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:25 am

Great Eastern. One week after she was finished Brunel died.

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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 am

Norseman wrote:
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Great Eastern. One week after she was finished Brunel died.
Yes, that was the ship but what was the new technology involved? It was not the fact that it was a steel ship. Pete :cheers:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Norseman » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:39 am

The first transatlantic signal wire was laid by her.

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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:16 am

Norseman wrote:
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The first transatlantic signal wire was laid by her.
:D That very well could be but it's not the technology that was incorporated as part of the ship. I'll be gone for a few hours...... Pete :cheers:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Nereus » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:05 am

Its propulsion system was unique for the time. Sails, paddle wheels and a single screw propeller.
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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:02 am

No sorry. Maybe it had all those things but not the main innovation I'm looking for. I'm surprised with this as it's the main characteristic/invention that the ship is known for. Pete
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Nereus » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:28 am

Well, it did have a double hull, but without looking it up I am not sure if it was the first. Neither do I recall just how far up the double hull was taken. All modern ships have a double bottom, but only specialised ships such as tankers are built all the way up to the main deck.
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