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A type of cargo vessel with two layers of watertight compartments.

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What is Double Bottom?

a double bottom is a type of ship design that features a second layer of hull plating below the primary hull. The double bottom provides additional strength and protection against damage in the event of a collision or grounding. Double bottoms are commonly used in tanker ships and other vessels that carry hazardous or valuable cargo. 

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