CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3248
TitleAberdeen Trawlowners and Traders Engineering Company Ltd. papers
Date1900 - 1971
Extent5 volumes, 1 file and 50 printed pamphlets (0.6 linear metres)
Creator NameAberdeen Trawlowners and Traders Engineering Company Ltd. (1900 - )
Administrative HistoryThe Aberdeen Trawlowners and Traders Engineering Company Ltd was incorporated on 23 Feb 1901, and began trading from leased premises at Albert Quay, Aberdeen Harbour, in the summer of that year. The company was still operating from Albert Quay in Sept 1971. By 1986 it had become a wholly owned subsidiary of Lyle Offshore Group.

The company was formed by a group of Aberdeen businessmen, each of whom already had established interests in fishing and related industries. Their timing was opportune, for Aberdeen Harbour was growing rapidly at this time, and the development of an engineering works was clearly a much-needed commodity, which would benefit both themselves and other traders working there. The first board of directors were John Thomson of Aberdeen University Press Ltd., Baillie Robert Henderson D.L., Chairman of the Ross Steam Trawl Co., William McIvor, retired Chief Builder at H.M. Dockyard, Calcutta, Archibald McKenzie, J.P., Merchant, and David Sherrit, Engineer and Trawl Owner, Sheddocksley, Aberdeenshire.

The chief objective set by the company in its Memorandum and Articles of Association was "to establish and carry on at any place or places within the United Kingdom, the business and undertaking of Marine and General Engineering in its several branches and departments including ship-building and repairing, boilermaking, blacksmith, carpenter and millwright work " (MS 3248/1). They also set their sights upon any ancillary trade " .. connected with or incidental to the building and repairing of steam vessels to be used for trawl fishing or other purposes, the building and fitting up of steam engines and refrigerating, electrical, or other machinery, and the manufacture and repair of ropes, chains nets and other implements and gearing required for the operations of trawl fishing or otherwise" (MS 3248/1).
SourceGifted to the University in 1986, by A.W. Sinclair, Managing Director of Lyle Offshore Group, of which the Aberdeen Trawlowners and Traders Engineering Company is a wholly owned subsidiary.
DescriptionThis collection comprises business records of the company for the period 1900 - 1971. It contains a full series of both minutes and annual reports, 1900 - 1971, and register of Directors' holdings, 1948 - 1963. There are no ancillary records.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
ArrangementArranged by record type, and chronologically therein.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Finding AidsNRA 21662
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