I'll ask the obvious question:
How does one count Russian nuclear warheads from this boat?
Re. The Russian threat from Putin, I saw on the news last night that the Royal Navy now only has 19 frigates and destroyers, 91 back in 1982 at the time of the Argentinian invasion of the Falklands Islands; 200 tanks of which a large amount not operable, 800 back in the 1980's; and 8 fighter jets of a dozen available in full service now in Irag .....
...I now understand what Obama was saying when he said "the UK has not got enough defence caiability to participate in joint operations with the US"
PS: new mini aircraft carrier just launched, but no aircraft for it until 2020 at the earliest !
Very unusual and I am sure a labor of love. I assume that she is diesel with hydraulic drives for the paddle wheels that can vary speed and directions independent of each other? Not sure how efficient paddle wheels are or how maneuverable they are.