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by Ian Johnston

  • ISBN: 0953773612
  • Author: Ian Johnston
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 384
  • Publisher: West Dunbartonshire Libraries & Museums; First Edition edition (August 29, 2000)
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The book is beautifully written, Ian Johnston is an excellent writer and communicator. The photographs the book provides are outstanding, as I said earlier I am a maritime history buff, but even I hadn't seen many of these pictures before.

The book is beautifully written, Ian Johnston is an excellent writer and communicator. The history of the yard, its expansion over the decades to encompass more and more of the banks of the River Clyde, the ships it produced, and the beginning of the end of the yard after the QE2's launch in the late 1960's-early 70's are well documented in this book.

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Ships for all Nations - Ian Johnston. The future of John Brown & Co was in the balance. John Brown’s became the Clydebank Division, thus relieving the parent John Brown Co of a financially burdensome yard. The signing of the high-profile contract in December 1930 for the Cunard liner Queen Mary kept the yard open. However, within a year, elation at winning the contract gave way to abject misery as the ship was suspended as a consequence of the deepening financial chaos internationally and the onset of the Great Depression.

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The Clydebank shipyard built some of the most famous vessels in maritime history

The Clydebank shipyard built some of the most famous vessels in maritime history. Its heritage boasts of great transatlantic liners like Lusitania, Queen Mary, and QE2, as well as iconic warships like the battlecruiser Hood, and Britain's last battleship, HMS Vanguard. Beginning as J & G Thomson in 1847, the business acquired its more famous persona when Sheffield-based steelmaker John Brown & Co took over in 1899.

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The Clydebank shipyard built some of the most famous vessels in maritime history - great transatlantic liners like Lusitania, Queen Mary and QE2, and iconic warships like the battlecruiser Hood, and Britain's last battleship, HMS Vanguard.

John Brown and Company of Clydebank was a Scottish marine engineering and shipbuilding firm. It built many notable and world-famous ships including RMS Lusitania, HMS Hood, HMS Repulse, RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Elizabeth 2. At its height, from 1900 to the 1950s, it was one of the most highly regarded, and internationally famous, shipbuilding companies in the world.

IAN JOHNSTON was brought up in a shipbuilding family, although his own career was in graphic design. A lifetime’s interest in ships and shipbuilding has borne fruit in a number of publications, including Ships for a Nation, a history of John Brown’s, and Beardmore Built, the story of another great Clydeside yard.

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Jia
Histories of shipbuilders, especially those in the age of steam, are not common. Some firms have disappeared leaving little behind but archival bits and pieces. This volume is a welcome exception to the rule--it is a well-written and beautifully illustrated record of the famous John Brown Shipyard that--among many others--built the first two Cunard Line "Queens."

Based on detailed company records and a wonderful collection of well-reproduced photos, this story of the Clydebank shipbuilder can be seen as a window into the glory days of British naval and merchant ship building. But it is also a picture of why Britain's once central role in this industry faded in the late 20th century, leaving behind mere rusted remnants of what once was. In that sense, this is a sad tale, for we know how it ends. But for several decades, no firm built ships better or bigger than the workers of John Brown.

The book is well organized and tightly written, melding details on individual ships (many well remembered and lamented) with how the ship yard worked, often difficult labor issues, and the growing role of government orders or subsidies to keep the yard open and available. It is thus a tale of both the ships themselves and how they came to be, within a larger context of a major ship builder's operations.

This is a handsome book with large pages offering top notch photo reproduction and some wonderful comparative profiles of Clydebank ships. I bought it sight unseen and am glad I did.
Ffel
I am a maritime history buff, and wanted to know more about perhaps the most famous shipyard in all of history. I knew the basics of the yard's history, like which ships it had built over the decades, but didn't know much more than that. This book filled in ALL the blanks! I bought it sight unseen, and I am awfully glad I have it. The book is beautifully written, Ian Johnston is an excellent writer and communicator. The photographs the book provides are outstanding, as I said earlier I am a maritime history buff, but even I hadn't seen many of these pictures before. The history of the yard, its expansion over the decades to encompass more and more of the banks of the River Clyde, the ships it produced, and the beginning of the end of the yard after the QE2's launch in the late 1960's-early 70's are well documented in this book. John Brown's once proud shipyard is now only a memory which belongs to history, but thanks to the work of Ian Johnston and his book, the memory of this legendary shipbuilder will never be forgotten.

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