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Clydebank, Dalmuir, William Beardmore And Company, Shipyard

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    RIVER CLYDE; ARNOTT, YOUNG'S SHIPBREAKING YARD; ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY
  • Canmore ID
    90341
  • Site type
    AIRCRAFT FACTORY (FIRST WORLD WAR), SHIPYARD (20TH CENTURY)
  • Parish
    OLD KILPATRICK (CLYDEBANK)
  • Council
    WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE
  • NGR
    NS 483 707
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.905427N, 4.428195W
  • Archaeological notes
    NS47SE 75 centred 483 707 For (integral) hammerhead crane, see NS47SE 232. (Location cited as NS 483 707). Shipyard, Dalmuir, built 1905 for William Berdsmore and Co. Some single-storey brick workshops and the fitting-out basin, now used for shipbreaking, are the principal remains of this once great yard. J R Hume 1976 The works covered an area of some 90 acres when constructed, the river frontage measuring nearly a mile in length. The design and erection of the berth (with its jib travelling cranes) for battleship construction, the boiler and engine shops was carried out by Sir William Arrol and Co. Ltd. William Arrol & Co 1909.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 90341 (10/1974)
    Oblique aerial view of the Beardmore Basin, Dalmuir, Glasgow, taken from the N
  • 90341 (1939)
    Luftwaffe vertical aerial photograph.
  • 90341 ()
    Shop under assembly n.d. Acc. No. 1987/2 Filed in Negative store Sir William Arrol Collection Box 17
  • 90341 ()
    Shop under assembly n.d. Acc. No. 1987/2 Filed in Negative store Sir William Arrol Collection Box 17
  • 90341 ()
    Shop under assembly n.d. Acc. No. 1987/2 Filed in Negative store Sir William Arrol Collection Box 17
  • 90341 ()
    Shop under assembly n.d. Acc. No. 1987/2 Filed in Negative store Sir William Arrol Collection Box 17
  • 90341 ()
    Shop under assembly n.d. Acc. No. 1987/2 Filed in Negative store Sir William Arrol Collection Box 17
  • 90341 ()
    Shop under assembly n.d. Acc. No. 1987/2 Filed in Negative store Sir William Arrol Collection Box 17
  • 90341 ()
    Shop under assembly n.d. Acc. No. 1987/2 Filed in Negative store Sir William Arrol Collection Box 17

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 662359 (1965)
    View from S showing boat at Arnott, Young's shipbreaking yard with works buildings in background
  • 1064635 (24/10/1943)
    Scanned image of RAF WW II oblique aerial photograph showing Beardmore's Shipbuilding Yard, Fitting-out basin and giant cantilever crane, view from WNW. A Dido calss cruiser is visible in the fitting out basin. Also visible is the Dalmuir Water Treatment plant, and in the background the Singer Sewing Machine Factory.
  • 1064633 (29/7/1942)
    Scanned image of RAF WW II oblique aerial photograph showing Beardmore's Shipbuilding Yard and the Dalmuir Water Works from N. Also visible is Dalmuir Park with bandstand, Dalmuir Park Station and a barrage balloon mooring site with balloon overhead.
  • 1064596 (21/10/1941)
    Scanned image of RAF WW II oblique aerial photograph showing Beardmore's Shipbuilding Yard, Dalmuir Water Works and part of the Royal Navy Mountblow Oil Storage Tank farm view from S. Also visible in the foreground on the S bank of the Clyde are at least two barrage balloon mooring sites with several more on the N bank.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Dumbartonshire, Sheet XXVIII (Inset XXIX)1859
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Renfrewshire, Sheet VIII (with inset of sheet IX)1857

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Dumbarton, Sheet 028.011859
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Dumbarton, Sheet 028.011859
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Renfrew, Sheet 008.021857