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Can a battleship fire all its big guns at once and does the ship move sideways when they are fired?

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July 14, 2015 4:05PM

Yes, a battleship could fire all the big guns in a broadside and

yes this would push the sip sideways in the water. Michael


Well, yes and no. It would depend on the acting forces on the

ship, whether it was moving, how fast, what the force of the flow

of the sea was. Because it is possible that the sea would be

flowing strong enough in one direction that even the force of the

cannons would not move the ship against the ocean current. Apollo


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