Business: Motored Ships

Lloyd's Register of Shipping, published in London last week, showed that of the 2,840,545 tons of ships abuilding throughout the world on June 30, 1,459,595 tons were to be run by internal-combustion engines, 1,366,809 by steam engines. This was the first time ever that motorized tonnage had superseded steam.* Tonnage of ships under construction in various countries on June 30, 1927, and June 30, 1926, were:

1927 1926 Great Britain and Ireland 1,390,388 841,338 Germany 407,620 148,851 Italy 226,774 287,346 Holland 171,825 148,245 United States 146,846 133,268 France 136,474 153,955 Denmark 78,280 42,673

*The Navigazione Generale...

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