# Spaceship flotilla

A **flotilla** (plural **flotillae**) is a spaceship composed of a number of smaller interacting spaceships. Often one or more of these is not a true spaceship (e.g. an overweight spaceship) and could not survive without the support of the others; those ships are said to be escorted by the true ships.

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## Example

In the following example, a long overweight spaceship is being escorted by two heavyweight escorts; most of the 10-bit spark that would make it unstable is suppressed by the HWSSes, except for two cells that dissipate harmlessly.

## Standard spaceship flotillae

There are 42 flotillae of two standard spaceships (lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight); 39 of these are actual spaceships, while 3 are pseudo-spaceships.

- 1 LWSS on LWSS (a pseudo-spaceship)
- 3 LWSS on MWSS
- 8 LWSS on HWSS (including 1 pseudo-spaceship)
- 5 MWSS on MWSS
- 15 MWSS on HWSS
- 10 HWSS on HWSS (including 1 pseudo-spaceship)

Further flotillae involving sidecars, pushalongs, x66s and Coe ships exist.

## External links

- Spaceship flotilla at the Life Lexicon
- The 47 two-spaceship flotillae at Mark D. Niemiec's Life Page

### Catagolue

#### LWSS on MWSS

- LWSS on MWSS 1 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- LWSS on MWSS 2 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- LWSS on MWSS 3 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

#### LWSS on HWSS

- LWSS on HWSS 1 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- LWSS on HWSS 2 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- LWSS on HWSS 3 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- LWSS on HWSS 4 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- LWSS on HWSS 5 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- LWSS on HWSS 6 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- LWSS on HWSS 7 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
~~LWSS on HWSS 8~~(pseudo-spaceship)

#### MWSS on MWSS

- MWSS on MWSS 1 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on MWSS 2 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on MWSS 3 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on MWSS 4 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on MWSS 5 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

#### MWSS on HWSS

- MWSS on HWSS 1 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 2 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 3 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 4 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 5 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 6 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 7 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 8 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 9 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 10 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 11 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 12 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 13 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 14 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- MWSS on HWSS 15 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue (not known to occur naturally)

#### HWSS on HWSS

- HWSS on HWSS 1 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- HWSS on HWSS 2 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
~~HWSS on HWSS 3~~(pseudo-spaceship)

- HWSS on HWSS 4 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- HWSS on HWSS 5 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- HWSS on HWSS 6 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- HWSS on HWSS 7 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- HWSS on HWSS 8 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- HWSS on HWSS 9 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue

- HWSS on HWSS 10 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue (not known to occur naturally)