AW - construction of the hull at Collingwood

The first 2 photos, taken Tues 31 Aug, show the boat's base plate lying on the floor (bow point at front) on top of which are the 2 sheets which will form the lower side panels, below the water, up to the gunwales. The panels are being marked out to indicate where the support ribs will be welded.

The following 19 photos, showing the steelwork looking nearly complete, were taken Mon 6 Sept. Constructionally, only the rear doors, boxes etc remain to be built. However in addition to those things clearly visible, several other finishing stages remain, such as cutting out the gas-bottle hatch.