Records of International Marine Constructors Ltd, London, England

Scope and Content

  • Directors' reports and accounts 1976-1979
  • Company secretary's files 1974-1981

Administrative / Biographical History

Incorporated in January 1974  , International Marine Constructors Ltd was set up to promote and market the business interests of its four individual constituent member firms in the development of harbours, shipyards and ship repair facilities. The member companies consisted of Associated British Machine Tool Makers Ltd , London, England ; Clarke Chapman - John Thompson Ltd , Durham, England ; Scott Lithgow Ltd , Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland and Costain Blankevoort (UK) Dredging Co Ltd , London . The company's business assets were distributed equally among the syndicate giving each member company a 25 per cent shareholding.

Initially, the company concentrated their interests in Mexico but soon broadened their outlook worldwide.

In 1977, following nationalisation of Scott Lithgow Ltd , British Shipbuilders assumed responsibility for appointing a representative to the company's board of directors. The company's operations subsequently wound down and by 1981 had ceased trading in marine construction.


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


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 must also be informed

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 acquisition by the National Archives of Scotland


None expected

Related Material

See source list on Shipping and Shipbuilding Industry available via the Glasgow University Archive Services homepage

GB 248 GD 323/1 Records of Scott Lithgow Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/23 Records of British Shipbuilders


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Additional Information

This material is original

The fonds level of description wascompiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 12 October 2001

No alterations made to date