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Govan Shipbuilders
Former type Private
Fate Acquired
Successor Kvaerner
Founded 1972
Defunct 1988
Headquarters Govan, UK
Industry Shipbuilding

Govan Shipbuilders Ltd was a British shipbuilding company of the Clydeside area of Glasgow in Scotland. It operated the former Fairfield Shipyard and took its name from the Govan area.

History

The company was formed in 1972 by way of a purchase of the former Fairfield Shipyard in Govan from the Administrators of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS), itself a product of the amalgamation of several Clydeside yards, Fairfields, Alex Stephens, Charles Connell and Company, Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. and John Browns.[1]

Between 1973 and 1980 Scotstoun Marine Ltd, a subsidiary of Govan Shipbuilders, also operated the former Connell shipyard in Scotstoun.

In 1977 the Company was nationalised by the Labour government of James Callaghan under the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act and subsumed into British Shipbuilders.[2]

Between 1973 and 1988 at total of 53 ships were built by Govan Shipbuilders at the Govan (former Fairfield) shipyard

In 1988 the Govan Shipbuilders was sold to the Norwegian group Kvaerner Industries and was renamed Kvaerner Govan Ltd.[3]

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Govan Shipbuilders
Former type Private
Industry Shipbuilding
Fate Acquired
Successor Kvaerner Govan
Founded September 1972
Defunct 1988
Headquarters Govan, UK
Key people Lord Strathalmond (Chairman)
Eric Mackie OBE (Managing Director)
Employees 6000 (1978)
Parent British Shipbuilders (1977-1988)
Subsidiaries Scotstoun Marine Ltd (1973-1980)

Govan Shipbuilders Ltd was a British shipbuilding company of the Clydeside area of Glasgow in Scotland. It operated the former Fairfield Shipyard and took its name from the Govan area.

History

The company was formed in 1972 by way of a purchase of the former Fairfield Shipyard in Govan from the Administrators of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS), itself a product of the amalgamation of several Clydeside yards, Fairfields, Alex Stephens, Charles Connell and Company, Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. and John Browns.[1]

Between 1973 and 1980 Scotstoun Marine Ltd, a subsidiary of Govan Shipbuilders, also operated the former Connell shipyard in Scotstoun.

In 1977 the Company was nationalised by the Labour government of James Callaghan under the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act and subsumed into British Shipbuilders.[2]

Between 1973 and 1988, a total of 53 ships were built by Govan Shipbuilders at the Govan (former Fairfield) shipyard. Investment in plant equipment at the yard during this period included the installation of seven 80 tonne travelling rope luffing cranes by Clarke Chapman, servicing the yard's three slipways.

In 1988 the Govan Shipbuilders was sold to the Norwegian group Kvaerner Industries and was renamed Kvaerner Govan Ltd.[3]

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