GMT drilled holes in the ship Götheborg

The Swedish ship Götheborg was built with a combination of 18th century methods and modern technology. The latter GMT got the opportunity to contribute with.

SOIC (Svenska Ostindiska Companiet) contacted us for help when drilling the holes for the two propeller shafts. A complicated task that fitted us perfectly.

Two holes, diameter 195 mm and length 2.5 meters, were to be drilled through the ship’s hull. The circumstances demanded that we manufactured a long-hole drilling machine for the purpose. When that was done, we adjusted the machine and drilled through the thick oak.

When the first drill bit broke trough the hull into the machine room, the crew cheered. Now, finally, the six meter long propeller capsules could be fitted.

Client: Svenska Ostindiska Companiet