Russian navy in the late 19th century experimented with round ships called "popovki". The Vice-Admiral Popov and the Novgorod were constructed as heavy-gun, shallow-draft (cue Lt Chekov) "wessles" for guarding coastal cities and river mouths.
Supposedly they were scrapped in 1912, so I can't imagine one of them ending up on the bottom of the Baltic.
Wow! The Russians made crazy stuff before the Commies!
Russian navy in the late 19th century experimented with round ships...
Last I heard, the Chesapeake Bay still uses seasonal round "lighthouses/barges".
After ice season, they are towed to locations, and literally screwed in to the mud via a central auger.
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