Clyde Built

Clyde Built

Author: John Shields

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035273650

Category: Clyde, River (Scotland)

Page: 173

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Categories: Clyde, River (Scotland)

Clyde Built Ships

Clyde Built Ships

For many years the River Clyde held a premier place in the world of shipbuilding and engineering, pioneering many advances in both disciplines.

Author: James A. Pottinger

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 0752489992

Category: Transportation

Page: 127

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For many years the River Clyde held a premier place in the world of shipbuilding and engineering, pioneering many advances in both disciplines. Whilst these days are long gone we should never forget the great contribution made by a range of companies, from those constructing luxury passenger liners and major warships, to those building a whole range of cargo ships, including numerous specialist types, and the smaller concerns concentrating on coasters, tugs, dredgers and puffers. Such well-known companies as John Brown, Fairfield and Barclay Curle plied their trade on this river and provided employment for thousands; indeed, the local area was important to shipbuilding as the industry was to sustaining the local area.This illustrated history reveals the whole gamut of Clyde-built types constructed on the river and celebrates the glory days of times past, now sadly only living on in old photographs and the memories of those who were there.
Categories: Transportation

Giants of the Clyde

Giants of the Clyde

This is the fascinating, often turbulent, story of a great river, its great ships and the folk who built them.

Author: Robert Jeffrey

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785301438

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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There is barely a corner of the five great oceans where Clyde-built is not recognised as the ultimate shipbuilding accolade. As late as the 1950s, around a seventh of the total of the world’s sea going tonnage was built on the Clyde. It is not a particularly wide river, nor spectacularly long – it is certainly no Mississippi or Amazon – but its fame is legendary. From the many yards on its banks, north and south, en route from the gentle hills of Lanarkshire to the Firth of Clyde, came engineering innovation and fabled names in shipping – iconic vessels like the Cutty Sark and the Delta Queen, fearsome warships like the mighty Hood, and the cream of the world’s great liners, the Cunard Queens and the beautiful white Empress vessels. All that and cargo carrying workhorses that opened up the world. More recent times have seen the phoenix-like revival of Ferguson Shipbuilders, the last remaining yard on the Lower Clyde, saved from closure by industrialist Jim McColl and now investing in the hybrid technology of the future that has thrown a lifeline to this once great yard. This is the fascinating, often turbulent, story of a great river, its great ships and the folk who built them.
Categories: Transportation

Preliminary and Final Report s of the Commissioners Minutes of Evidence and Appendix etc

Preliminary  and Final  Report s  of the Commissioners  Minutes of Evidence  and Appendix  etc

—The “ Talisman Clyde - built ships where such things have been dis- was built to class with us for Messrs . ... remember any case of a survey nothing to do with her after she was built , so that we upon a Clyde - built ship disclosing ...

Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission on Unseaworthy Ships

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112105146031

Category: Ships

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Categories: Ships

Preliminary Report

Preliminary Report

Clyde - built ships where such things have been dis- was built to class with us for Messrs . Holt , but they covered ? -No ; I do not remember a special case did not follow up the classification ; she foundered last where a survey has ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433008145173

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Great Glasgow Stories

Great Glasgow Stories

The ships that were to be Clyde-built came from a river that was man-built. The first ships, of course, were made of wood, but Glasgow wasn't an easy place for obtaining supplies. So they thought about alternatives.

Author: John Burrowes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780573380

Category: History

Page: 256

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Few cities in the world abound with so many extraordinary stories as Glasgow. The city has been the silent witness to some of the most significant events of the past century, from major triumphs to cataclysmic calamities, and the best of these anecdotes are compiled here to form this unique collection. Amongst the notable events revisited are the launching of the Queen Mary, which captivated the city's inhabitants in 1934, the victorious 16-month work-in campaign by the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in the early 1970s, the Ibrox disaster of 1971 and the plague that gripped the Gorbals in 1900. Some of Glasgow's most successful people are also covered, including Clydeside revolutionary John Maclean, founder of the Barras Maggie McIver and the inimitable Billy Connolly, whose humour and colourful personality are synonymous with the city. From the Battle of George Square to the bravery of the Glasgow people during the Blitz, Great Glasgow Stories provides an all-encompassing view of the city throughout the eras.
Categories: History

Transactions

Transactions

It is only twenty - six years since the first regular iron screw passenger ship company traded from Britain to New York , possessing three vessels of about 5000 gross tonnage ; these ships were built upon and sailed from the Clyde ...

Author: Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105027596027

Category: Engineering

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Categories: Engineering

A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen

A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen

The Clyde , which first enjoyed the advantages of steam - navigation , became the principal seat of this description of ship - building ; and , at the present time , Clydebuilt steamers maintain their superiority in every port in the ...

Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082546288

Category: Scotland

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Categories: Scotland

A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen in Four Volumes

A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen in Four Volumes

The Clyde , which first enjoyed the advantages of steam - navigation , became the principal seat of this description of ship - building ; and , at the present time , Clydebuilt steamers maintain their superiority in every port in the ...

Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001478151

Category: Scotland

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Categories: Scotland

Abercromby Creech

Abercromby Creech

The Clyde , which first enjoyed the advantages of steam - navigation , became the principal seat of this description of ship - building ; and , at the present time , Clydebuilt steamers maintain their superiority in every port in the ...

Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112118414058

Category: Scotland

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Categories: Scotland