Records of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Ltd, shipbuilders and engineers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute books 1967-1973
  • Board papers 1965-1977
  • Press cuttings books 1966-1971
  • Liquidation papers 1971-1983
  • Publicity materials 1968-1971
  • Administrative files 1966-1973
  • Technical files 1961-1972

Administrative / Biographical History

Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Ltd was established in 1968  through the linking of five Scottish companies; John Brown & (Clydebank) Ltd , Clydebank; Charles Connell & Co Ltd , Scotstoun; Yarrow & Co Ltd , Scotstoun; Alexander Stephen & Sons plc , Glasgow; and Fairfields (Glasgow) Ltd , Glasgow, following the recommendations of the Geddes Committee of Inquiry into the Shipbuilding Industry of 1965. With governmental approval, Yarrow & Co Ltd left the consortium in 1971. Upper Clyde Shipbuilders went into liquidation in 1972  .

Ritchie, L A (ed),The shipbuilding industry: A guide to historical records, (1992, Manchester)


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

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Acquisition Information

National Archives of Scotland, 1974-1985

Held under the charge and superintendence of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland

Other Finding Aids

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Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in London (NRA14659) (UCS 005 only) and Edinburgh (NRA(S)3087) (part of UCS 005 only)

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Appraisal Information

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Custodial History

Records held by Upper Clyde Shipbuilders 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

GB 248 UGD 348 and GB 248 UCS 001 Records of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Ltd

GB 248 UGD 349 and GB 248 UCS 003 Records of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Ltd

GB 248 UGD 215 : GB 248 UGD 356 : GB 248 UCS 004 Records of Simons-Lobnitz Ltd

GB 248 UGD 180 BBC transcripts relating to the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders' work-in

GB 248 UGD 181 Records of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Shop Stewards Committee

GB 248 DC 065 Hay and Woolfson UCS ephemera collection

GB 248 DC 140 S Barr, Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Yard Convenor

GB 248 DC 187 Professor David Flint's UCS Reports

GB 243 UCS 002 Records of Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, 1801-1969 (Glasgow City Archives)

For contact details of all repositories with a GB code, see the ARCHON repository search page


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Additional Information

This material is original

The fondslevel description was compiledby Jenny Bunn, Assistant Archivist, 16 March 2000

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 19 October 2001

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