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Ship image
Pattern type Strict still life
Number of cells 6
Bounding box 3×3
Discovered by JHC group
Year of discovery 1970
For the class of patterns sometimes called ships see Spaceship

Ship is the seventh most common still life, being less common than pond and more common than long boat.[1] It was discovered by the JHC group in 1970.[2] It is the smallest pattern that is a still life under the standard Life rules but not in HighLife.

Adding one cell to the corner of the ship will turn it into a fleet.

See also


  1. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on April 14, 2009.
  2. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on June 18, 2009.

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