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Scott Lithgow: Dejá Vu All Over Again! The Rise and Fall of a Shipbuilding Company

Lewis Johnman and Hugh Murphy


This work studies the history of two major Scottish shipbuilding firms based on the River Clyde - Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company and Lithgows Limited. It traces each firm’s origin, success, decline, and collapse, and places the events into the historical context of maritime Britain. The aim is to enhance the academic understanding of the cause and effect of the decline of the British shipbuilding industry, delving beyond the factors of poor industrial relations, international market conditions, and entrepreneurial failure in search of further answers. As a private company, Lithgow ... More

Keywords: Greenock, River Clyde, Sir James Lithgow, Shipyards, Shipbuilding, 20th Century Shipbuilding, 19th Century Shipbuilding, Maritime Scotland, Naval Shipbuilding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780973893403
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973893403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lewis Johnman, author

Hugh Murphy, author