Records of Glenlight Shipping Ltd, ship managers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Annual reports and accounts 1970-1981
  • Board papers and agreements 1949-1976
  • Papers concerning Esso Bernicia/Stonechakker and legal proceedings 1978-1984

Administrative / Biographical History

Glenlight Shipping Ltd , ship managers, Glasgow, Scotland, was formed in 1968  by Ross & Marshall Ltd , shipowners, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland, and Hay Hamilton Ltd, shipowners, Greenock. The new company's object was to charter on demise terms and operate the whole fleet of Hay Hamilton Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiary, G & G Hamilton Ltd, and the fleet of Ross & Marshall Ltd, and its wholly owned subsidiary Light Shipping Ltd , shipowners, Greenock. Glenlight Shipping Ltd was incorporated with a share capital of £50,000 issued in £1 shares, and the two share-holding companies nominated 3 directors each. The company acquired Irvine Shipping & Trading Co Ltd, shipowners, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland, in c1965  and, in 1975  , acquired William Campbell (Port Glasgow) Ltd , coal merchants and shipping agents, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde. Glenlight Shipping Ltd became a subsidiary of Clyde Shipping Co Ltd , shipowners, Glasgow and operated coasting vessels to the Western Isles. In 2002  , Glenlight Shipping Ltd was a dormant company in Glasgow.


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Access Information

No access for legal, business or commercial reasons without the written permission of Clyde Marine plc. Apply in the first instance to Glasgow University Archive Services.

Acquisition Information

Permanent loan : Clyde Shipping Co Ltd : Glasgow: October 1982

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)3530) and London (NRA21580)

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Custodial History

Held by Clyde Shipping Co Ltd


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 176/1 Records of Clyde Shipping Co Ltd

GB 248 UGD 176/2/1 Records of Ross & Marshall Ltd

GB 248 UGD 176/2/2 Records of Light Shipping Ltd

GB 248 UGD 176/2/3 Records of William Campbell (Port Glasgow) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 229 Records of Forth Tugs Ltd

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