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From Wheel House to Counting HouseEssays in Maritime Business History in Honour of Professor Peter Neville Davies$
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Lewis R. Fischer

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780969588511

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780969588511.001.0001

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Shipbuilding at Belfast: Workman, Clark and Company, 1880-1935

Shipbuilding at Belfast: Workman, Clark and Company, 1880-1935

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(p.97) Shipbuilding at Belfast: Workman, Clark and Company, 1880-1935
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From Wheel House to Counting House
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Andrew Armitage

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780969588511.003.0006

Andrew Armitage’s study of Workman, Clark and Co. shows how the interplay of family and commercial interest within the context of Ulster led both to the rise and decline of the firm and shipbuilding in Northern Ireland in general. He uses the meteoric course of Workman, Clark and Company as a barometer for economic development in Belfast, exploring how shipbuilding in Ireland was doubly precarious – existing between two divergent economies, dependent on expatriate entrepreneurs, partly upon expatriate labour and almost entirely upon cross-channel markets.

Keywords:   Northern Ireland, British Shipping, Shipbuilding

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