Records of Cartsdyke Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Directors' reports and accounts 1966-1972
  • Company secretary's files 1966-1978

Administrative / Biographical History

Builders, designers and repairers of ships and marine constructions, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland. Bacame a division of Scott Lithgow Ltd, Greenock, formed at the merger of Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd , Greenock, and Lithgows Ltd , Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, in 1970.

The Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd owned the yard until it was taken over in 1966 by Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd . Among the ships completing at the time of the take-over were two, nos. 510 and 511, for Geest Industries Ltd . As the ultimate owners of these ships had not been involved in the shipyard transactions, it was decided to form a new company to see these contracts through. Consequently, the 'Geestcape' and 'Geesthaven' were handed over by Cartsdyke Dockyard Co Ltd , incorporated March 1966. The ships, however, were recorded in Lloyds Register as products of Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd . Following the delivery of the two Geest ships the Cartsdyke Dockyard Co Ltd ceased to trade.

The company became part of the merger negotiated between Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd and Lithgows Ltd , 1967-1970.

In 1977, the Cartsdyke yard was nationalised as part of Scott Lithgow's assets and in 1979 the yard ceased building.


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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

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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 their 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

GB 248 GD 319 Records of Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd

GB 248 GD 320 Records of Lithgows Ltd

GB 248 GD 322 Records of Scott and Sons (Bowling) Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/1 Records of Scott Lithgow Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/7 Records of Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/13 Records of Lithgows Ltd


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Additional Information

This material is original

The fonds level of description wascompiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 10 October 2001

No alterations made to date

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