Friday, 20 April 2018

Argentina ordered building floating dry dock in England according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1913 No. 3

An item reported that the Argentinean cabinet intended to sign on short notice a contract with the British firm Vickers for delivery within 9 months at Buenos Aires a floating dry dock for submarines and smaller vessels. The dock was designed by Clark and Standfield, Westminster, England had as dimensions 91,4 x 13,7 (available width for docking ships)-18,3 metres. It had to be possible to dock vessels with a maximum draught of 4.9 metres. Lifting capacity 1.500 tons.