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« on: October 08, 2019, 12:05:11 PM »
Kooleen (1963) (Jack Davis)



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Re: Kooleen
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 12:05:40 PM »
From the Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Co to the State Dockyard:
Financial Aspects of M.V. *Kooleen*.
Points which you may wish to use in connection with this statement are as follows:
1. In respect of the design of the 650 passenger vessel the Board paid the Dockyard 41,852.15. 0, made up as follows-
£. s. d
Draftsmen's salaries, etc .. 686.14,3
overhead on salaries .. 171.13,6
Drawing Office stationery, etc .. 12.12,0
Consulting Architect's fees .. 852.10,0
1,723.9,9
Plus 7% profit 129,5,3
£1,852.15,0
2. On 21st August, 1953, the Dockyard submitted a preliminary design (drawing No. 16421/2) for a 300-passenger ferry of
steel welded construction with a draft of approximately 5’6”” for approximate estimated cost was stated to be
£40,000, including £15,000 for the supply and installation of propelling and auxiliary machinery, sterntubes, shafting,
propellers, etc.
3. On 3rd September, 1953, the Board advised the State Dockyard that it was prepared to enter into a contract for the
construction of one ferry as a prototype provided the question of engine and certain structural features could be satisfactorily
resolved.
4. On 31st October, 1953 Dockyard submitted 4 alternative proposals based upon the use of different types of propelling machinery.
The estimated cost of the vessel using the Crossley HHI4 Engine was £42,700.
5. On 20th November, 1953, the Dockyard formally submitted its final design to construct and deliver to the Port of Sydney
for service one prototype ferry boat. The Dockyard sought reimbursement as follows~
(a) Actual cost of labour
(b) Overhead at rates approved by the Minister for Public Works
(c) Actual cost of all bought-in material, machinery and equipment.
(d) All other expenses incurred in connection with the design, construction and handing over of the vessel/s.
(e) Profit Margin assessed at 7-1/2% of the total cost of (a), (b), (e) and (d).
The Dockyard stated in its letter of 20th Novenber, 1953 that it "would lodge monthly progress claims for all costs and expenses incurred
by the Dockyard to the close of the period together with profit margin thereon and would require payment of such clauses to be effected
within thirty days of the Boards receipt thereof.
6. On 23rd Decenter, 1953, the Board advised the State Dockyard that "the terms offered in your (Dockyard's) letter of 20th November, 1953,
are acceptable to the Board, except the profit margin of 7 per cent which it understands is the rate currently allowed on work carried out
by the Dockyard for the Public Works Department".
In its letter of 23rd December, 1953, the Board also stated that it "will meet monthly progress claims as rendered subject to subsequent
check by the Auditor General".
7. On 24th May, 1954, the Dockyard submitted a general arrangement drawing No. K.6834/2 of specification for the new ferry.
8. On 12th July, 1954, the Board advised the Dockyard that it had approved generally of the drawing and specification submitted
but there were a number of criteria in the specification which required amendment or further consideration. A list of these
was forwarded to the Dockyard at this time.
9. On 20th July, 1954, the Board decided te equip the new ferry with tramway type reversible seats, this had the effect of
increasing the cost of the seating by £1,656 over that provided by the Dockyard for the movable seats.
10. At the Board's meeting on 27th September, 1954, Mr. Harding stated that the vessel would cost between £45,000 and £50,000 and could be
delivered in about 15 months time.
11. On 22nd November, 1954, the Board advised the Dockyard that it had concurred in a reccomendation by the Dockyard for the
use of aluminium instead of steel for the superstructure of M.V. "Kooleen". It was estimated that this would increase the cost of
the vessel by £1,500.
12. Following repeated requests from tha Board, the added general arrangement drawing and specifIcation were received from the State
Dockyard on 9th December, 1954, and referred to Sydney Harbour Ferry Sty. X4d. on 16th December, 1954, for discussion with the Dockyard.
13. On 31st January, 1955, the Beard authorised the payment of an extra to the contract for the main propelling machiner of an amount
of £215 to Adasa and Co. Ltd. being the cost of fitting chrome plated liners to the Crossley HBH4 engine.
14. On 2nd March, 1955, a further revised specification and general arrangement drawing were received from the State Dockyard.
These were forwarded to Sydney Harbour Ferries Pty. Ltd. on 4th March, 1955, for examination.
15 Following discussions between officers of Sydney Harbour Ferries Pty. Ltd., The Maritime Services Board of N.S.W., and the Dockyard, an
added general arrangement drawing and an annexure (containing additionals) to the specification was forwarded by the State Dockyard on 4th June, 1955.
Copies of the drawing and specification were executed by the Board and returned to the Dockyard on 14th June, 1955.
16. As early as September, 1953, Dockyard officers (including Mr. McLarty) gave the impression that delivery could be expected by 30th June, 1956,
at the latest.
17. In his report of 21st February, 1956. Mr. Hilton estimated that the new ferry would cost over £50,000, excluding any allowance for labour from
February, 1956, onwards.
18. The Board were concerned at the mounting cost and consequently visited the Dockyard on 26th March, 1956, to discuss various matters with Mr.
McLarty and his officers. Delivery of the new ferry was then expected to be made in either June or July 1956.
19. On 6th July, 1956 the Board advised the Dockyard that approval was given to install pneumatically operated controls in the wheelhouse
at an estimated additional cost of £150-£200.
20. On 7th September, 1956, the Chairman of the Board wrote to the Inspector of the Dockyard stating that it was concerned at the mounting cost of
M.V. "Kooleen" which to 30th June, 1956, was £76,770. 6. 6, i.e. considerably more than the estimated completed coat. The Chairman also stated that:-
"....Whilst it is appreciated that the increase over estimate was to be expected because of uncontrollable items such as basic wage adjustments,
it was expected that the final coat would have been closer to the estimate than it now appears will be the case.
You will be aware also that earlier this year a delivery date of 30th June. 1956, was mentioned in discussions and the Board looked with some
confidence to the achievment of this delivery schedule, lately there appears to have been a certain reluctance shown by your officers to quote
"deficits to date" so that the Board can only regard the date quoted as tentative at this stage.
These two matters are associated insofar as the longer it takes for this ferry to be constructed the more it is likely to cost. Accordingly it
best, I think, be conceded that at least part of the increased cost over estimate is due to the lengthy period taken to construct this vessel."
In reply, Mr. McLarty stated that "with due regard to the prevailing circumstances and the fact that this ia a prototype Vessel, I would express
the view that the cost, while higher than originally anticipated, is not unduly so".
21. Although the Dockyard has, it is understood, agreed verbally to meet half of the costs involved in rectifying the failure of the forward rudder
and stock, this arrangement has not been confirmed by correspondence.
22. The cost of the vessel to 30th November, 1956, is £103,062.13.9, excluding any amount for alterations to the rudder and stock and the ends
of the vessel.
23. At its meeting on the 23rd October, 1956, the Board decided to defer payment of claims submitted by the State Dockyard for work carried out
after 30th June, 1956. Claims on hand and unpaid in respect of work carried out between 1st July, 1956, and 30th November, 1956, total £26,292.7,3.

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Re: Kooleen
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 04:03:33 PM »
Kooleen in dry dock.

Balmain Yard, September 1979 - Stuart McPherson

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Re: Kooleen
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 09:37:36 AM »
Kooleen and Lady Edeline laid up at Cockatoo Island in 1985 (GKA)

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Re: Kooleen
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 10:27:25 AM »
Kooleen awaits fit-out shortly after launch.

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Re: Kooleen
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2019, 07:34:39 AM »
Another launch shot of Kooleen.

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Re: Kooleen
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2019, 08:02:07 AM »
Launch of Kooleen in 1956

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Re: Kooleen
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2019, 12:36:58 PM »
Kooleen down and out (unknown photographer)

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Re: Kooleen
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2019, 08:13:15 AM »
Kooleen (1970)

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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2019, 08:43:39 AM »
Kooleen's interior (Rose Collection)

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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2020, 07:39:37 AM »
Kooleen (c) casimosaic (Carol)

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Re: Kooleen
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2020, 07:58:34 AM »
Kooleen at Balmain in 1980 (Geoff Eastwood)

 

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