Henry Robb Ltd. (1945-1965)

Henry Robb Ltd. (1945-1965) PDF Author: R. O. Neish
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ISBN: 9781849955072
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Languages : en
Pages : 192
Book Description
The story of Leith-built ships continues in this third volume from just after the conclusion of World War Two to 1965. However, the world was different; the men came back from the front and those women who had been working in the shipyards lost their jobs.All shipyards were experiencing full order books, replacing, or repairing ships lost or damaged in the conflict, but the industry was changing albeit slowly at first. The advent of electric welding would eventually change the way ships were built leading to the demise of the Rivet Squad, which was replaced as a cost cutting exercise as it became the accepted method of ship construction.Henry Robb Shipyard participated in the massive new shipbuilding programme with a great many vessels being ordered from two of the largest customers of the yard. Many orders came from the giant Ellerman Lines, while a great many more were ordered by other customers, such as the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand. The Admiralty also remained a customer and a few large supply ships would be built in this time.In this volume the author has not forgotten the people who were the very fabric of the yard and community. Personal accounts are included from those who built or sailed on these vessels. This is the story of a mighty industry, but one which nonetheless had begun its decline. In the century from 1893, this nation went from producing 80% of all the worlds' commercial ships to producing no commercial ships at all. It is a sad fact, but this volume keeps alive the story of the Leith-built ships and the vibrant industry that once existed.

Leith Shipyards 1918-1939

Leith Shipyards 1918-1939 PDF Author: R. O. Neish
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ISBN: 9781849954815
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Languages : en
Pages : 144
Book Description
This volume includes some very famous ships with tales of adventure and new trade routes, also sadness, the launch and then the loss of the largest sailing ship ever built in a British shipyard - the five-masted auxiliary sailing barque, Kobenhavn. It recounts the days when shipbuilding should have flourished and into the tough times of the Great Depression. It remains a testimony to the skill and determination of the people who built the ships and those who served on them.The fortunes of the three main shipyards are followed through good times to eventual closure or assimilation by the man who would open up the shipyard that took his name. Henry Robb Ltd, shipbuilders and engineers, began without a yard in which to build ships, but eventually took over firstly the old S&H Morton Shipyard, now occupied by Hawthorns & Co. Ltd. That gave Robb control of the Victoria Shipyard, and a few years later he would take over the Cran & Somerville yard, before acquiring the plant and goodwill of the Ramage & Ferguson Shipyard - the cream of the Leith shipyards. This last yard would always have a ship on one of its slipways; at the peak they had nine slips, and were pioneers in the building of diesel-powered coasters. Always innovative and with some of the best craftsmen in the industry, the shipyard of Henry Robb quickly acquired the reputation as builders of special ships.Leith Shipyards 1918-1939 continues the chronological story begun in Volume I and provides a fascinating illustrated story that reveals the remarkable and ongoing story of shipbuilding for which Scotland and the UK were renowned.

The Industries of Scotland

The Industries of Scotland PDF Author: David Bremner
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Category : Industrial arts
Languages : en
Pages : 535
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Cassell's old and new Edinburgh

Cassell's old and new Edinburgh PDF Author: James Grant
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ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 444
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Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary Papers PDF Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Category : Bills, Legislative
Languages : en
Pages : 508
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Index, a.d. 1403-1589, and a glossary of peculiar words

Index, a.d. 1403-1589, and a glossary of peculiar words PDF Author: Edinburgh (Scotland)
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ISBN:
Category : Edinburgh (Scotland)
Languages : en
Pages : 244
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Index to Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh. A.D. 1403-1589

Index to Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh. A.D. 1403-1589 PDF Author: Edinburgh (Scotland)
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Category : Edinburgh
Languages : en
Pages : 242
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The Mariner's Mirror

The Mariner's Mirror PDF Author: Leonard George Carr Laughton
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Category : Naval art and science
Languages : en
Pages : 396
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The Bombay Country Ships, 1790-1833

The Bombay Country Ships, 1790-1833 PDF Author: Anne Bulley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780700712366
Category : Transportation
Languages : en
Pages : 314
Book Description
This book provides a detailed account of the private merchant ships of India and the importance of the dockyard and the Parsi master builders, during the period when the Bombay fleet was at its zenith. It describes the interdependence of Europeans and Indians, the owners and crew, the trade and voyages before a slow decline began.

The Shipping & Mercantile Adviser, for Shipmasters, Shipowners, Shipbrokers & Others, Containing a Selection of the Valuable Correspondence Published in "The Shipping and Mercantile Gazette", During the Years 1861-62-63 with Admiralty Court Trials ... Board of Trade Official Inquiries and Reports, Etc

The Shipping & Mercantile Adviser, for Shipmasters, Shipowners, Shipbrokers & Others, Containing a Selection of the Valuable Correspondence Published in Author: James Lawson (Shipbroker.)
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ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 214
Book Description