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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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Laird Brothers, 1865–1903

Laird Brothers, 1865–1903

(p.90) Chapter 6 Laird Brothers, 1865–1903
Steel, Ships and Men: Cammell Laird, 1824–1993
Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses the history of shipbuilding company Laird, Son and Co. during the period the period from 1865 to 1903. It explains that founder John Laird retired in 1861 and the company was taken over by his sons. In 1899 the partnership was reconstructed as a public limited company called Laird Brothers Ltd. This chapter also discusses the Lairds meeting with Alexander Wilson of Charles Cammell and Co. and eventual merger of their companies called Cammell Laird and Company.

Keywords:   Laird, Son and Co, John Laird, shipbuilding, Laird Brothers Ltd, public limited company, Alexander Wilson, Charles Cammell and Co, Cammell Laird and Co

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