Mark V on its cradle

The cradles used for Marks I to IV have a pad under the bow to cope with the older boats' bow-heavy shape; with the Mark V, cradle-builders were able to do away with the bow pad as the V sits four-square on its keel. This cradle also has 'feet', lengths of square section welded to the bottom of the frame to make the cradle more compatible with a hydraulic yard transporter.

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