Why So Many Ships Are Red On The Bottom

It is honestly not the answer I was expecting.

via Gizmodo

Ships being red below their waterline goes way back to when even the largest vessels were made of wood. You wouldn’t want sea worms eating your hull, would you?

“Why are ships red on the bottom,” has been asked and answered many times but I really liked the animations in this particular explainer video. And, I also hadn’t ever really thought about ship hull coloring until seeing this.

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