Bute Shipbuilding, Engineering and Dry Dock Co Ltd, records

Scope and Content

Shareholders' minutes Jun 1883 - Jul 1957

Administrative / Biographical History

The company was incorporated in 1883 and took over Morel Brothers' shipbuilding yard on the east bank of the River Taff at Cardiff Docks (bounded on the east by the Glamorganshire Canal). This shipyard had originally been started by Norman Scott Russell, son of engineer John Scott Russell. The other premises of the Bute Shipbuilding, Engineering & Dry Dock Company were a dry dock and engineering works at the south-east end of Roath Basin, and a foundry at Treherbert. See D331/33,36 and 37 for more records about the company.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Andrew Thynne for Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by Vivian Davies of London via National Museum Cardiff


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