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Hi all

I am in the process of researching a wreck and needed a bit more info on the builder and the engine builder. As so far the info I have on each is somewhat limited.

The engine builder is Muir & Caldwell of Glasgow and the ship builder is ***ming and Swan of Glasgow. Some reports state the vessel as being built solely by ***mings, whilst others state her being built in partnership with Swan, ie ***ming and Swan. Does anyone know the time periods involved for the forming of ***mimg & Swan??

Any info on either of these company's would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks

Goggles.
 

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***ming and Swan, Blackhill Dock, Glasgow, seem to have been active between 1868 and 1878 building a total of fourteen small vessels mainly 'puffers' and barges. Three of these were engined by Muir and Caldwell.
see - https://puffersandvics.org/Swan.htm
Muir and Caldwell, Glasgow were a substantial engineering firm building marine engines from 1868-1899 but also steam deck machinery (winches, capstans) and steam steering gear etc
 

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Thanks eddyw, very much appreciated. The dates you have given would show that the vessel was infact built during the period of collaboration between ***ming and Swan and not ***mings alone at Blackhill Dock.

Thanks again

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If you go on the Scottish Shipbuilding Database and select the builders ***ming & Swan or ***ming D M you will get a list of all the vessels they built.
 
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