Clyde Built Ships
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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 12mm | 320g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752489992
  • 9780752489995
  • 1,340,930

About James A. Pottinger

James A. Pottinger is a retired marine engineer who has served in the Merchant Navy and in senior management in the North Sea oil industry for Scotland, Norway and Holland. Brought up in a fishing village in Shetland, he has a life-long interest in the fishing industry and many connections with it. He has previously written "Fishing Boats of Scotland," "Scots of Greenock," "Fishing Boats of Scotland: A New Look," and "Clyde Built."show more