Whow, Ulrich! Magnificent!
There is a grace and beauty in wooden shipbuilding that has not been reached by anything made from metal, let alone plastics.
And these guys did think in centuries not just for tomorrow. In the South of England you can still find the remnants of Woods with Oaken Trees grown into special shapes to make good stems or stern bits. Just imagine someone going out and carefully bend a young Oak into a certain shape for it to grow and be used in a warship in a hundred years time.
These days’ military projects seem to be timed until the next general election.