Giants of the Clyde

The men behind it, brothers James and George Thomson, who opened the Clyde Bank Foundry, had a good engineering pedigree. They had both worked for Robert Fulton. Four years after they had started their foundry they went on to open what ...

Giants of the Clyde

There is barely a corner of the five great oceans where Clyde-built is not recognised as the ultimate shipbuilding accolade. As late as the 1950s, around a seventh of the total of the world’s sea going tonnage was built on the Clyde. It is not a particularly wide river, nor spectacularly long – it is certainly no Mississippi or Amazon – but its fame is legendary. From the many yards on its banks, north and south, en route from the gentle hills of Lanarkshire to the Firth of Clyde, came engineering innovation and fabled names in shipping – iconic vessels like the Cutty Sark and the Delta Queen, fearsome warships like the mighty Hood, and the cream of the world’s great liners, the Cunard Queens and the beautiful white Empress vessels. All that and cargo carrying workhorses that opened up the world. More recent times have seen the phoenix-like revival of Ferguson Shipbuilders, the last remaining yard on the Lower Clyde, saved from closure by industrialist Jim McColl and now investing in the hybrid technology of the future that has thrown a lifeline to this once great yard. This is the fascinating, often turbulent, story of a great river, its great ships and the folk who built them.

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Giants of the Clyde
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Robert Jeffrey
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-30 - Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

There is barely a corner of the five great oceans where Clyde-built is not recognised as the ultimate shipbuilding accolade. As late as the 1950s, around a seventh of the total of the world’s sea going tonnage was built on the Clyde. It is not a particularly wide river, nor
Let us follow the Clyde
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: James Denham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01 - Publisher: Lulu.com

This is a travelogue through the history of the communities on the flow of the River Clyde from the hills of South Lanarkshire, through the historic town of Lanark, the great industrial heartlands of Hamilton, Motherwell, Cambuslang and Rutherglen. Discover the great city of Glasgow then visit Renfrew, Clydebank, Dumbarton,
Sunset on the Clyde
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Duncan Graham
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-14 - Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd

The 1950s were the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer, when hordes of ordinary folk went 'doon the watter' to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle. Others went with suitcases to Rothesay for the Fair, while the well-to-do filled brass-bound trunks and headed for the boarding
The Clyde Mystery
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Andrew Lang
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-16 - Publisher: Litres

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The Bossiest Man on the Clyde
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Marista Leishman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

In absorbing style, we are told the story of the great but unheralded 19th-century Scot who created the means for large ships to be constructed on the Clyde and to reach Glasgow from the Atlantic - making Glasgow a city of enormous worldwide importance.