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|Pattern type||Strict still life|
|Number of cells||6|
|Discovered by||JHC group|
|Year of discovery||1970|
- For the class of patterns sometimes called ships, see spaceship.
Adding one cell to the corner of the ship will turn it into a fleet. Removing one of the corner cells results in a boat, while removing both results in a tub. Like the tub and the boat, it is infinitely extensible (see long ship).
The ship is the seventh most common still life in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than pond and more common than long boat. It is also the seventh most common object on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue. It is the second most common 6-bit still life, being less common than the beehive but more common than the barge. It is the most common object in Catagolue for which no 2-glider synthesis is known.
|No corners (barges)||(^-2) • (^-1) • ^0 • ^1 • ^2 • ^3|
|One corner (boats)||(^-2) • (^-1) • ^0 • ^1 • ^2 • ^3|
|Two corners (ships)||(^-1) • ^0 • ^1 • ^2 • ^3|