Friday, 20 January 2017

British dredger launched at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Schiedamsche Courant dated 2 March 1906

An item reported the launching that same morning at the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands of a seagoing hopper and profile suction dredger built for British account to serve in South America. Dimensions 41,50 x 7,80 x 3,30 depth) metres. Fitted out with a1-350 ihp triple expansion engine and 2 boilers with a total heating surface of 120 square metres and 12 atmosphere pressure the necessary steam winches for manoeuvres and using the dredging facilities. Able to dredger 550 tons/hour from a depth of 11 metres and to load in barges. Lighting on deck and in engine room and hold was electrically. Intention was to go using her own steam engines to her destination.(1)

1. The profile annex hopper dredger Cangrejo. yard number 311?