Person NameGrangemouth Dockyard Co; 1885-1987
ActivityThe Forth Harbour Reorganisation Scheme, 1967, led to Grangemouth Docks becoming part of Forth Ports Authority. In the 1970s, by volume of cargo, Grangemouth was Scotland’s second largest port.Grangemouth Dockyard Company was established in 1885 by William Miller and Samuel Pophouse Jackson. The company started with a shipbuilding yard in Grangemouth, Falkirk, and in 1888 acquired two yards in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, and Ardrossan, North Ayrshire. In 1900 a yard was acquired in Greenock, Inverclyde, and the company re-named the Grangemouth and Greenock Dockyard Co. In 1908 the company was incorporated as the Greenock and Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd. In 1918 the Greenock yard was sold to Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd and the company re-named the Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd. In 1967 it became part of the Swan Hunter Group and then became a British Shipbuilders subsidiary after nationalisation. It reverted to being a private company in 1984 and in 1987 it went into liquidation. From 1885-1972 the company built ships. In 1972 it stopped building ships and concentrated entirely on repairs.
Corporate NameGrangemouth Dockyard Co
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