Records of James Lamont & Co Ltd, shipbuilders and repairers, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

This material is currently being re-listed. Where available, covering dates for series of records have been given.

  • Order books 1955-1980
  • Job books
  • Estimates 1929-1978
  • Correspondence 1943-1975
  • Ship files 1947-1978
  • Ship plans 1932-1974 (ship nos. 367-445)
  • Yard plans 1907-1974
  • Memorandum and articles of association 1925
  • Minute books
  • Annual reports
  • Registers of directors and members
  • Board reports
  • Board correspondence
  • Private ledgers
  • Journals; cash books
  • Nominal accounts
  • Sales records
  • Purchase books
  • Materials books 1947-1978
  • Dock records
  • Technical records
  • Launch records c1946-1978
  • Photographs
  • Publicity materials
  • Calendars
  • Personnel records 1947-1981
  • Blackwood & Gordon Boat & Engine Cost Book 1885-1894 [UGD 140/12/18]

Administrative / Biographical History

James Lamont & Co , ship builders and repairers, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland, was founded in  1870  . In  1925  , the firm was incorporated as a private limited company,  James Lamont & Co Ltd , at the same time absorbing the boiler making and engineering business of Andrew Turner Lamont, Greenock. In  1929  , the Castle Works at Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, formerly owned by Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, were acquired. Shipbuilding commenced at these works from around  1946  , but they were closed in  1980  . The ship-repairing works at Greenock however, survived until  1989  when they too were closed.

Ritchie, L A (ed) The Shipbuilding Industry: A guide to Historical Records (Manchester, 1992)


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.

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Acquisition Information

Loan : 1986 : ACCN 0079

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Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)2485) and London (NRA18848)

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Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 17 May 2002