Long ship

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Long ship
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Pattern type Strict still life
Number of cells 8
Bounding box 4×4
Frequency class 13.3
Discovered by JHC group
Year of discovery 1970

Long ship is an 8-cell still life discovered by the JHC group in 1970[1] and is a longer version of the ship. Unlike the regular ship, this survives in HighLife.


Long ship is the seventeenth most common still life in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than paperclip but more common than shillelagh.[2] It is also the twenty-fourth most common object on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue.[3]


  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on June 18, 2009.
  2. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  3. Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on June 24, 2016.

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