A copy of the original builders’ plate of “De Schelde” has been mounted on the port low pressure turbine.
The turbines of the ss Rotterdam have been built by Royal “De Schelde” at Flushing, with a license of the Parsons Marine Turbine Company at Wallsend. When the ss Rotterdam was decommissioned in 1997 by Holland America Line many of the builders’ plates on board were removed by the engineers. One of them is Ronald Stolk who preserved the builders’ plate of the port low pressure turbine. Thanks to him we could let reproduce the plate bij Archeo Plan in Delft. One copy of synthetic material has been mounted on the turbine, almost 20 years after the removal of the original. A bronze copy has been placed in one of our showcases on C-deck.
The pictures were made by Jan-Willem Koene.