Federated Admiralty Contractors

Scope and Content

Signed minutes, 1911-1945, including the minutes of its Demarcation Committee (1913-30); circulars relating to national wages and working conditions and the Federated Admiralty Contractors' representation on the General Council of the Engineering Employers' Federation, 1939-1965; register of case files, 1911-1965; register of correspondence, 1912-1940; printed agreements, 1911-1913, 1928.

The collection forms part of the much larger archive of the Engineering Employers' Federation (MSS.237), its creating body having been a constituent organisation of the EEF.

Administrative / Biographical History

Originally the Warshipbuilders' Committee, 1899-1911, its name was changed to the Dockyard Contractors' Committee in May 1911 and to the Federated Admiralty Contractors (FAC) in July 1914. The committees belonged to the Engineering Employers' Federation.

Access Information

Subject to permission from the depositor, this collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

The records of the Federated Admiralty Contractors were deposited with the Centre by the Engineering Employers' Federation in 1982.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

The archive has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

[See also MSS.237/1/1/2-7].