Records of Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Photographs albums, mid-twentieth century
  • The majority of the collection is as yet unlisted

Administrative / Biographical History

Shipbuilding and ship repair business, Cartsdyke, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland .

Originally owned by J E Scott of Greenock, shipbuilders, the site was taken over by Russell & Co , Greenock, in 1879 (later Lithgows Ltd ). It was an established dockyard when the Grangemouth and Greenock Dockyard took over in 1900. It was operational for eight years under this name before changing to the Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co . It continued as such until 1920 when it was incorporated as the Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd .

In 1935, Greenock Dockyard exchanged yards with its neighbour, Scotts' Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd , giving the latter a continuous shore front of buildings and repair capacity.

During the post-war years, the company came under the control of Clan Line Steamers Ltd , Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1966, it was taken over by Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd to then become part of Scott Lithgow Ltd in 1967. The yard at Cartsdyke ceased building in 1979.


This material has yet to be formally arranged

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 319 Records of Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd

GB 248 GD 320 Records of Lithgows Ltd

GB 248 GD 321 Records of Ferguson Bros (Port Glasgow)

GB 248 GD 322 Records of Scott and Sons (Bowling) Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/1 Records of Scott Lithgows Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/3 Records of Scotts Shipbuilding Co Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/5 Records of Scotts and Son (Bowling) Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/6 Records of Cartsdyke Dockyard Co Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/13 Records of Lithgows Ltd


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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

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