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Little known Glasgow enginebuilder

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:20 pm
by Bill Harvey
During some research yesterday I came across for the first time the Glasgow enginebuilder Duncan Stewart & Company Ltd.during WW2

The vessel in question was EMPIRE FAVOUR.

Having since Googled the company name they were better known for sugar milling machinery and in their early years associated through marriage with the shipbuilding Beardmore family, and indeed Beardmore bailed them out financially around 1902.

In later years they became partners with Fletcher of Derby to create Fletcher & Stewart and then came into the Booker Group ownership.

Interestingly Fletchers (also sugar milling machinery manufacturers) built steam engines during WW2 mainly for Empire tugs.

Another piece of unrelated and hitherto unknown info was in relation to J. G. Kincaid post WW2. I was aware of their building B&W engines under licence but yesterday also found that they had built German MAN engines. The two cases identified were in 1954.

Re: Little known Glasgow enginebuilder

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:52 am
by Angus Mac Kinnon
Bill - belatedly have just seen this posting :roll:

Yes - Duncan Stewart (better known and associated with sugar refining plant and equipment) were marine engineers and manufactured engines for some years in Glasgow.