Records of Ardgowan Shipping Co Ltd and Blackhall Shipping Co Ltd, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Directors' reports and accounts 1974-1975
  • Directors' correspondence files 1974-1977

Administrative / Biographical History

Shipping companies, Cartsburn Dockyard, Greenock, Inverclyde, , Scotland.

Both companies were incorporated in June 1974 as wholly owned subsidiaries of Scott Lithgow Ltd , Greenock. The companies placed an order with Scotts Shipbuilding Co Ltd for 28,000 ton bulk carriers of the type built previously by Scotts for Sugar Line Ltd . In May 1976, the share capital of both companies was acquired by the Furness Withy Group . In 1978, Furness Withy transferred orders for contract nos.1189, Oroga and 1190 Oropesa to Lithgows Ltd for completion. Ardgowan Shipping Co Ltd and Blackhall Shipping Co Ltd were dissolved in 1990.


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

National Archives of Scotland : 1994

Held under the charge and superintendence of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland

Other Finding Aids

Manual file level list of the Scott Lithgow Group collection available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for large scale copying must be referred to the Keeper of the Records of Scotland

Any requests to publish or reproduce documents from the collection must be referred to the Keeper of the Records of Scotland

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with National Archives of Scotland procedures

Custodial History

Records held by Scott Lithgow Ltd prior to their acquisition by the National Archives of Scotland


None expected

Related Material

See source list on Shipping and Shipbuilding Industry available via the Glasgow University Archive Services homepage

GB 248 GD 320 Records of Lithgows Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/13 Records of Lithgows Ltd

GB 0136 PSNC Records of Furness, Withy & Co plc, shipowners , staff records and accounts 1921-1978 (National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, Maritime Archives and Library)

GB 0064 FWS Records of Furness, Withy & Co plc, shipowners , minutes and accounts (Subsidiaries), files, movement books, financial and staff records, commission accounts 1896-1982 (National Maritime Museum)


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Additional Information

This material is original

The fonds level of description wascompiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 12 October 2001

No alterations made to date

Geographical Names