caisson

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  • noun

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an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome

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a two-wheeled military vehicle carrying artillery ammunition

a chest to hold ammunition

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large watertight chamber used for construction under water

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HOW THE TRAGIC VESSEL HAS BEEN REFLOATED Pulling cables Pulling cables Cassions - 30 gaint box like compartments are welded to the hull Cassions - 30 gaint box like compartments are welded to the hull Ship sits on platform of steel girders and thousands of sacks of cement 1 Ship sits on platform of steel girders and thousands of sacks of cement 1 Holdback system Holdback system Air is pumped into the cassions forcing out the seawater which raises the vessel by 36ft.
ostensibly to blow up artillery cassions The simpler Minie system sidelined Jacob's expensive rifle, and while some military arms were issued to a select unit, after his death they were withdrawn.