Kettle-Bottom #2 (Capsize)
Kettle-bottomed sailing ships were originally designed as a method of evading import taxes on a portion of the cargo that these ships carried. Import taxes were charged by the length and width of a vessel on deck. By flaring the hull out and down away from the deck, kettle-bottomed ships increased their actual capacity without increasing their registered capacity. This design also made these ships more stable upside down than right side up.