21[Minutes of Adelaide Steamship Company directors' meeting, Wednesday 04 December 1907, Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/Z535 Box 12]

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s.s. "Koombana"

Cable to London Agents of the 29th November to accept the tender of Messrs. A Stephen & Sons, Linthouse, for a 13 knot steamer, dead-weight capacity 3100 tons on 20 feet 11 inches draft, classed British Corporation, Babcock's boilers.

Cable from London of the 3rd instant advising having closed with Messrs. Stephen & Sons for 92,500, deliery 20th November next.

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