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Smith and Rodger, engineers and shipbuilders, of Middleton Shipyard, Govan, one of the oldest firms on the Clyde.
Engine works were initially set up in Hyde Park Street
The firm's first draughtsman was John Ferguson
The first attempt of the firm at shipbuilding was made in the yard of their engine works, where they constructed a steamer called the Edinburgh Castle, which was launched over the quay at that part of the Broomielaw.
Moved to St. James's Foundry, Broomielaw, immediately west (sic) of Tod and McGregor’s premises.
Subsequently they removed to Govan, to the Middleton Shipyard.
1864 Smith and Rodger was incorporated in the new firm London and Glasgow Engineering and Iron Shipbuilding Company Limited; both Smith and Rodger became directors of the company.
On Dobie's death, the yard was acquired by the London and Glasgow Engineering and Iron Shipbuilding Company.