Papers of Andrew Paxton, 1920-1995, shipbuilder, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Photographs of various shipbuilding yards and ships c.1960s-c.1970s
  • Slides of various shipyards, ships and scenery c.1960s-c.1970s
  • Advertising brochures relating to shipbuilding c.1960s-c.1970s
  • Launch programmes 1963-1978
  • Presentation dinner menus 1956-1978
  • Navigation map of India n.d

Administrative / Biographical History

Andrew Paxton , born in Dumbarton in 1920  , was one of a family whose connection with shipbuilding extended over several generations. On leaving school in 1935, he began an apprenticeship in the shipyard drawing office with William Denny and Brothers Limited, Dumbarton, and studied at the Royal Technical College and Stow College, both in Glasgow, prior to qualifying as an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Promotion to assistant manager followed and he served in that capacity for eleven years, before moving to the Greenock Dockyard Company Limited in May 1955 as general manager. In 1961 he was appointed joint Managing Director before becoming Managing Director on his own two years later. The shipyard then merged with Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Limited in 1966 and before long Mr Paxton was given the position of Shipbuilding Director of the combined yards, a post he held until retiring from Scott Lithgow Limited in 1980. Andrew Paxton died in 1995  .


The arrangement of this collection reflects the original order in which it was received

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Digital file level list available in searchroom

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 08 March 2006.

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

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Related Material

GB 248, UGD 3, Records of William Denny & Brothers; GD 319, Records of Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co; and GD 322, Records of Scott & Sons

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