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Steel, Ships and Men: Cammell Laird, 1824–1993$
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Kenneth Warren

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239123

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314131

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Shipbuilding in the Great Depression and the 1930s

Shipbuilding in the Great Depression and the 1930s

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(p.251) Chapter 18 Shipbuilding in the Great Depression and the 1930s
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Steel, Ships and Men: Cammell Laird, 1824–1993
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314131.020

This chapter examines the negative impact of the Great Depression on the shipbuilding industry in Great Britain during the 1930s. It explains that the number of unemployed shipyard workers during this period exceeded 100,000 and British shipbuilding tonnage was reduced by 85 percent. It describes the relevant experience of Cammell Laird and Co. and provides information on its shipbuilding including tonnage launched, average employment, and capital spending.

Keywords:   Great Depression, shipbuilding, Great Britain, unemployment, shipyard workers, Cammell Laird, capital spending

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