More Top-Heavy Than Expected
If you’ve seen a picture of a battleship sailing on the seas, it is a very majestic and intimidating sight. We assume that they are built like most other vessels are: with a bottom that gradually tapers into a bottom edge that runs bow to stern. Battleships are a different story.
There’s a perfectly good explanation for why the ship looks like it is wearing a corset. All that metal at the bottom of a regular ship can be saved by choosing this design. It also means you save time building the entire ship because you’re not spending that time on its base. Besides, no one will notice the difference.