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Govan Shipbuilders

Post by Deepol » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:41 pm

Some images from a book produced by Govan Shipbuilders promoting their range of ships.
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Re: Govan Shipbuilders

Post by Deepol » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:21 am

Some more from the book.
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GovanShipbuilders3-cuttings.jpg
A montage of press cuttings.
GovanShipbuilders1a-layout.jpg
Layout of the yard as it was in the 1980s
GovanShipbuilders6-SelkirkSettler-ElConqueror.jpg
Laker Selkirk Settler building and El Conqueror fitting out.
Paul Strathdee

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Re: Govan Shipbuilders

Post by chrislaff1912 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:50 am

Hi Paul
I have a big family connection with Govan Shipyard.
I really like the pictures. Do you mind if I copy them for a book come album I'm putting together for my Brother as a surprise. He worked in Govan as an Electrician for 20 years.
Are there any copies of the book available anywhere.
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Chris

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Re: Govan Shipbuilders

Post by Deepol » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Yes Chris, please do. Glad to help. I think I might have some more- will have a look. Don't know if any copies are still available now.
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Re: Govan Shipbuilders

Post by chrislaff1912 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:17 pm

Thanks Paul much appreciated,
I'd love any other if you have them.
Where were the books being sold?
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Re: Govan Shipbuilders

Post by Deepol » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:22 pm

They were obtained through Reader Service Cards in the Motor Ship magazine. The adverts in the MS all had a reference number and you circled these on the cards, sent them off and waited......
Sometimes you were lucky, sometimes you got nothing.
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Re: Govan Shipbuilders

Post by chrislaff1912 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:25 pm

Thanks Paul
Does the book have a ISBN number?
Chris

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Re: Govan Shipbuilders

Post by Robert » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:55 am

The site plan is a great bit of history. Lot of changes now. The office building (17) still there but converted for commercial letting after a £4M refurbishment managed by the Govan Initiative. I was there last week for a wee peek and looking out of the window, saw the plate yard (5). The travelling crane in it, also seen in Paul's pic, seems to be unchanged.
The Open Doors Day in September will provide a chance to see over these offices and there will be a permanent public display in the Board Room with, when they get it up running, a database of Fairfield-built ships.
Some of our members have been involved.
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Re: Govan Shipbuilders

Post by Deepol » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:24 pm

chrislaff1912 wrote:Thanks Paul
Does the book have a ISBN number?
Chris

Sorry, Chris it doesn't.
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