Records of Kingston Marine Technology Ltd, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Board papers 1968-1975

Administrative / Biographical History

Research and design consultancy, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland . Incorporated in 1966, Kingston Marine Technology Ltd specialised in the design and construction of ships and marine facilities. From its base on the river Clyde's lower reaches, it conducted feasibility and damage condition studies and research and development for shipping and marine engineering concerns world wide. Became a division of Scott Lithgow Ltd , shipbuilders, Greenock, Inverclyde at merger of Lithgows Ltd , shipbuilders and repairers, Greenock, Inverclyde, and Scotts' Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd , Greenock, in 1970. Prior to the merger it was a wholly owned subsidiary of Lithgows Ltd .

In 1972 Lithgows (Holdings) Ltd , Glasgow, assumed responsibility for its financial affairs. In 1975, the company moved from its base in Port Glasgow to Thornliebank, Glasgow .

After 1977, the company remained independent of the nationalised shipbuilding industry but maintained a link with Scott Lithgow Ltd.


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 acquisition by the National Archives of Scotland


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Related Material

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

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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