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Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Co

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1897/ Erecting shop.

of Clydebank, Glasgow.

1897 A slump in orders led to the Thomson family selling the J. and G. Thomson yard to a consortium, which renamed the yard as the Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. A further dozen ships were completed under this new name.

1897 Trials of HMS Jupiter and mentions George Thomson and J. G. Dunlop as representing the Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. [1]

1897 Works covers 75 acres and employ 6,500 men.

1898 Launch of PS Juno [2]

1899 The yard was then taken over by John Brown and Co who were Sheffield steel makers. This strengthened the yard's reputation for building armoured plate. The price was £933,925. [3] [4] [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1897
  2. Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, July 6, 1898
  3. The Standard, Thursday, June 01, 1899
  4. The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent, Friday, June 09, 1899
  5. Glasgow Herald, Thursday, August 3, 1899