Collection of miscellaneous ship plans built on the river Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Miscellaneous collections of plans and drawings, largely undated. Includes plans of dredgers, steamers and hopper barges 1885-1916

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection of plans was found at the Linthouse yard, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. The yard was opened in 1868 by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd, shipbuilders who in 1963  acquired the assets and goodwill of Simons-Lobnitz Ltd , shipbuilders, Renfrew, Scotland. In 1968  the company's shipbuilding assets were transferred to Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Ltd Linthouse Division.


The material is arranged in the order in which is was receieved

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Alexander Stephens & Sons Ltd and John Brown Engineering (Clydebank) Ltd on closure of the works

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at National Registers of Archives in London (NRA14816)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Custodial History

These records were found together in the Linthouse yard engine works


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 004 Records of Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd

GB 248 UGD 114 Records of William Simons & Co Ltd

GB 248 UGD 149 Miscellaneous ship and engine photographs

GB 248 UGD 207 Records of Fleming & Ferguson Ltd

GB 248 UCS 003 Records of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Linthouse Division

GB 248 UCS 004 Records of Simons-Lobnitz Ltd

See source list on Shipping and Shipbuilding Industry


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

This material is original

Related units of description element altered by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 20 September 1999

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