Records of Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Association, Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Minutes 1942-1946
  • Attendance registers 1924-1946

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1857,  the Association of Underwriters & Insurance Brokers in Glasgow , Scotland, formed the Glasgow Underwriters' Committee for the Protection of Commercial Interests as Respects Wrecked & Damaged Property . Similar bodies already existed in London and Liverpool and the Glasgow Committee regularly swapped information with these bodies, as well as operating the salvage steamer Rescue and employing its own salvage officers. In 1858  it purchased a second salvage steamer, Glowworm . In 1887,  the committee was incorporated as the Glasgow Association for the Protection of Commercial Interests as respects Wrecked and Damaged Property . Its objects were to protect the interests of owners and underwriters by promoting despatch and economy in the salvage of ships and their cargoes and it was managed by a committee who employed a staff of surveyors and wreck agents. In 1895  it changed its name to the Glasgow Salvage Association and, on 1 January 1924  , it merged with the Liverpool Salvage Association to form the Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Association . Although the two Associations worked closely with each other they retained separate offices and sent nominated representatives to meetings. The minutes of 1943 record that this situation was hampered as result of wartime conditions and the subsequent restrictions which were placed on travelling and it was deemed unnecessary to continue with this practice during the war years. The company appears to have still been functioning in 1946 although no records survive beyond this date.


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Revised by Emma Noble, volunteer, 2 May 2002