carley float

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A raft used for lifesaving. It was capable of supporting a large number of persons, up to 50 in the biggest type. It was a large oval ring of canvas painted to make it watertight and stuffed with kapok or granulated cork, with a light wooden grid inside the oval and hand lines on the outer circumference. It was supplied mainly to warships but has long been superseded by inflatable rubber liferafts.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

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