SPW028165 SCOTLAND (1929). Glasgow, general view, showing Harland and Wolff Shipbuilding Yard, Govan and Yorkhill Basin. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east. This image has been produced from a print.

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Details

Title [SPW028165] Glasgow, general view, showing Harland and Wolff Shipbuilding Yard, Govan and Yorkhill Basin. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east. This image has been produced from a print.
Reference SPW028165
Date 1929
Link Canmore Collection item 1315478
Place name
Parish GOVAN (CITY OF GLASGOW)
District CITY OF GLASGOW
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 255490, 665840
Longitude / Latitude -4.3094179089745, 55.864071062377
National Grid Reference NS555658

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D and W Henderson's Meadowside shipyard and dry dock (previously established at this location by Tod and McGregor) and by the time of this photo owned for over a decade by parent company, Belfast-based Harland & Wolff, along with the A & J Inglis Pointhouse yard on the other bank of the river Kelvin and the main Govan yard. The Meadowside yard was closed in 1935 as part of the shipbuilders' National Shipbuilders Security (NSS) attempt to reduce capacity during the Great Depression. NSS placed restrictive covenants on any return to shipbuilding at this Partick site until the1970s. It was to re-open briefly during the Second World War where a large number of landing craft for the D-Day invasion where constructed. The ship repair side of the operation continued operating the Meadowside dry dock until 1962-3, at which time Harland & Wolff pulled out of their Clyde operations entirely, closing the Meadowside, Pointhouse and Govan yards all within a space of twelve months.

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