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This reminds me of Geoffrey Pyke and his scheme for "Habbakuk", the huge floating aircraft carriers made of ice and wood pulp that were to have been stationed in the middle of the Atlantic to provide air cover to convoys during World War 2. Somehow he caught the ear and eye of Mountbatten, so the scheme went pretty far.

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