Clyde shipbuilding

22nd July 2008, 16:44
I recently visited the river festival in Glasgow, one of the stalls had a book for sale (or sail??!!??) that was more or less an illustrated history of Clyde Shipbuilding. I was a large publication and cost 25. I think the word Shipwrights was in the title somewhare. Does anybody know the name of the book? I have tried googling shipwrights but there are too many pages to search.

Joe Freeman
5th September 2008, 03:41
Hi Banni, could it have been "Ironfighters Outfitters and Bowler Hatters" by Georg C.O'Hara or "Ships For A Nation" by Ian Johnston both are about 25 pounds and are excellent books.

5th September 2008, 05:35
The former I think. Covers all Clyde post war shipbuilding and has a superb collection of trials photos.
Ships For a Nation just covers John Brown and is excellent also.

5th September 2008, 19:54
Thank you, will be buying it next time at Braehead

9th December 2008, 18:37
I have just purchased a copy of this book on ebay for 5.60 plus postage. How was that for a bargain?(Thumb)

9th December 2008, 21:32
A great bargain. I got a read of it from a friend of mine.

A very well illustrated and erudite description of all the Clyde yards, and of the magnificent ships they built, in spite of so many obstacles. Some of them self imposed.