Clyde Built Ships

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 12mm | 320g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752489992
  • 9780752489995
  • 1,440,487

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."
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