- Private ledgers 1895-1919
- Minute books 1897-1965
- Photographs and staff dinner presentation album 1905
- Technical sheets nos. 1457-1957, 1839-2261
Records of Yarrow & Co Ltd, shipbuilders, engineers and boilermakers, Scotstoun, Glasgow, Scotland
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- ReferenceGB 248 UGD 266
- Dates of Creation1895-1965
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description0.66 metresThere are no physical characteristics that affect the use of this material.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In 1865 Alfred Fernandez Yarrow and Mr Hedley established an engineering business at Folly Wall, Isle of Dogs, Poplar, London, England . The business soon expanded into the production of steam launches, but in 1875 the partnership of Yarrow & Hedley was dissolved and the firm became Yarrow & Co . In 1897 the business was incorporated as Yarrow & Co Ltd , and between 1906 and 1908 the company moved from Poplar to Scotstoun, Glasgow, Scotland . Following a slump in orders following the 1914-1918 World War, the company entered liquidation in 1921 , but was reconstructed under the same name in the following year.
In 1946, the Yarrow Admiralty Research Department (Y-ARD) was established. In 1965 the firm's premises in Scotstoun were enlarged to include the neighbouring facilities of the Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd and, in 1975, the dry docks of Barclay Curle & Co Ltd , Glasgow, were also absorbed. In Yarrow (Shipbuilders) Ltd 1966, was formed as a subsidiary of Yarrow & Co Ltd , which thereafter acted as a holding company. The new company became a member of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in 1968 , but left it again in 1971 . It was nationalised and became part of British Shipbuilders in 1977 and was sold to GEC in 1985 . In 2002, the Yarrow shipyard was still operating as part of BAE Systems Marine (YSL) Ltd.
Ritchie, L A (ed),The Shipbuilding Industry: A Guide to Historical Records(1992, Manchester)
This material is divided into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series, items are generally arranged chronologically.
Conditions Governing Access
Sir Eric Yarrow : Chairman, Clydesdale Bank plc : 1 March 1990
Eric Yarrow : Yarrow & Co Ltd, South Street, Scotstoun, Glasgow : 14 June 1990
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Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 3 December 2002