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Steel, Ships and Men: Cammell Laird, 1824–1993

Kenneth Warren

Abstract

The firm of Cammell Laird originated in a boiler works in 1824 before growing and diversifying to become one of a small number of companies worldwide which could build, armour, and arm the largest warships from the operations of a single company group. After World War I, it was reconstructed as a naval and mercantile shipbuilder with important financial interests in steel and rolling stock manufacture. Booming activity in World War II and continuing prosperity until the late 1950s was followed by increasing competition and deepening problems. By the 1980s the firm's remaining steel interests h ... More

Keywords: boiler works, naval shipbuilder, mercantile shipbuilder, steel manufacture, rolling stock, World War II, competition, World War I

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780853239123
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314131

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Warren, author

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