Monday, 24 April 2017

Dutch shipyard Kon. Mij. De Schelde only interested in delivering torpedo boats and submarines according to letter dated 29 January 1908

On 31st March 1908 wrote Van Leeuwen (1) that he received a letter dated 5th March and that he was very disappointed when he read that the shipyard in 1908 only was interested in building torpedo boats or submarines. Despite all efforts the Kon. Mij. De Schelde never succeeded in obtaining orders in South-America for building torpedo boats and/or submarines.

1. W. van Leeuwen&Co., Buenos Aires, Argentina, representatives of the Dutch shipyard Kon. Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands.

Archive Kon. Mij. De Schelde 1875-1960 (Municipality Archive Vlissingen) T. 214.258.