Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Administrative and general records

Primary maker
Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd
Production date
1915-1980
Description
Record of ships built at Grangemouth, letters, published books and articles, tides tables, allowances book and other miscellaneous records.

Object detail

Name/title notes
Grangemouth Dockyard Company was established in 1885 by William Miller and Samuel Pophouse Jackson. The company started with a shipbuilding yard in Grangemouth and in 1888 acquired two yards in Alloa and Ardrossan. In 1900 a yard was acquired in Greenock and the company re-named the Grangemouth and Greenock Dockyard Co. In 1908 the company was incorporated as the Greenock and Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd. In 1918 the Greenock yard was sold to Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd and the company re-named the Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd. In 1967 it became part of the Swan Hunter Group and then became a British Shipbuilders subsidiary after nationalisation. It reverted to being a private company in 1984 and in 1987 it went into liquidation. From 1885-1972 the company built ships. In 1972 it stopped building ships and concentrated entirely on repairs.
Level of current record
Series
Production date
1915-1980
Measurements
27 items
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Restriction
Copying restriction
Accession number
A56/S15

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