# Battleship float (Not for physicists)

wolfgang59
Posers and Puzzles 07 Jul '07 15:19
1. wolfgang59
Mr. Wolf
07 Jul '07 15:19
What is the minimum amount of water needed to float a battleship? Lets say with a displacement of 10,000 tons.
2. 07 Jul '07 18:51
None. You could float it in Cesium.
3. wolfgang59
Mr. Wolf
08 Jul '07 10:35
OK
What is the minimum amount of water needed to float a battleship in water? Lets say with a displacement of 10,000 tons.
4. 08 Jul '07 11:43
this is going to be horrible, but I just can't resist:
10,001 tonnes.
5. Marinkatomb
wotagr8game
08 Jul '07 13:53
Originally posted by doodinthemood
this is going to be horrible, but I just can't resist:
10,001 tonnes.
Doesn't it depend on the size of the container? By this i mean, take a sea that is 100 miles in diameter, the amount of water would be massively greater that if the sea was 50 miles in diameter...
6. wolfgang59
Mr. Wolf
08 Jul '07 14:50
You're getting there ...

I did not specify the size of the container (so it can be as small as you like). Just want to know the minimum amount of water required.
7. 08 Jul '07 15:19
a drop of water. If your thing is very VERY small and there's no way for that water to get out.
8. coquette