Thursday, 9 February 2017

Kon. Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands delivered steam boiler for transport schooner Zr. Ms. Schelde

An item dated the Dutch department of navy ordered the delivery of a cylindrical steam boiler with appendages and spare parts for the transport schooner Zr. Ms. Schelde,(1) Contracted price ƒ 11.500. Building costs ƒ 8.043,20 (material ƒ 5.177,85-labour ƒ 1.885,10- 52% expenses ƒ 980,25), resulting in a profit of ƒ 3.456,80.

Archive Kon. Mij. De Schelde 1875-1970 1216 (Gemeentearchief Vlissingen).

1. Building ordered at this shipyard on 1 May 1876, laid down with yard number 2 on 2 August 1876, launched on 21 July 1877, official trial and delivery on 20 December 1877, minelayer 1914-1819 and finally sold in 1928.