Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Lloyds approved building non-propelled lighters and ferro-concrete boats according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 8 October 1917

An item dated London, England 26th September reported that the Committee of Lloyds Shipping Register approved the plans of building a number of lighters without screws, some with a deadweight of 500 tons. Furthermore was a design approved of a ferro-concrete motorboat for the British and Norwegian coastal trade. Plans of other designs for larger merchant ships of ferro-concrete were considered.