That side now has to be repaired and fitted with flotation devices that will eventually help the wreck float to the surface.
And there were a number of other things that are impossible, yet facts in the amazing History of flotation.
"It is about that Sahara flotation, Mr. Jackson," he began rather doubtfully.
Besides this its power of flotation—suspension in the air—is circumscribed.
Speed is an important requisite in a flying-machine motor, as the velocity of the aeroplane is a vital factor in flotation.
Rivière remembered that he himself had cleared £50,000 over the flotation, and the remembrance jarred on him.
As in all such ships, the armour-plating is distributed (a) to protect her flotation and (b) to protect her guns.
After the flotation, with its harvest of disgrace and scandal, Leonard Lewisohn became a changed man.
It must be proven to him that flotation methods work as well in mining human resources as in mining metal.
He paused for a moment, then continued: "Here's the draft scheme for the flotation."
flotation flo·ta·tion (flō-tā'shən)
The process of separating different materials, especially minerals, by agitating a pulverized mixture of the materials with water, oil, and chemicals. Differential wetting of the suspended particles causes unwetted particles to be carried by air bubbles to the surface for collection.