Records of John Brown Engineering Ltd, Engineers, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

The records are predominantly for John Brown & Co (Clydebank) Ltd, for Upper Clyde Shipbuilders and for John Brown Engineering Ltd. There are also a few items for UIE, Marathon, Yarrows.

  • slides, negatives, prints and plans of turbines, parts, and installation, c1960s-1980s ;
  • paper plans for QE11, 1960s, and proposed conversion to diesel electric machinery, 1985 ;
  • technical material on engines for John Brown ships , 1960s ;
  • slides, negatives, prints of J.B.E. power station sites, engine works ,oil rigs, fabrication works and staff, 1970s-1980s;
  • John Brown dock movements books, 1909-1971;
  • slides, photographs and negatives of John Brown and UCS vessels, 1880s-1970s;
  • launch arrangement drawings, 1930s-1960s;
  • negatives of John Brown ship plans, c1930s -1970s;
  • negatives and prints of QE11 in fitting out bay, and on trials, c1967;
  • illustrated brochures, 1980s-1990s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Administrative history in preparation.



Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposited by Tom Allason of UIE in the 1990s; by John Brown Engineering Ltd; by John Hood.

Other Finding Aids

Boxlist available in searchroom. To be catalogued as UGC175

Alternative Form Available

There may be copies of ship plans, technical information and photographs within the UCS1 collection

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Archivist's Note

Boxlisted by Sydney Lowndes and Jennifer Reade, 2005; Alma Topen 2007; William Bill, 2007

Conditions Governing Use

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

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

These may be appraised in the future as there may be duplication with the UCS001 collection.


None expected

Related Material

GB 0248 UCS001

Location of Originals

The material is original


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