Thanks for the link to Easons Bookstore in Dublin. Did the email thing, but they really do not have it. There is another Link to Belfast from ABE, but I imagine the story will be the same there
Good afternoon Rory
I just checked our shelves and unfortunately we no longer have any copies of the book you are looking for. Our supplier's website indicates that the book is out of print so we are unable to order one for you, however I have located copies on an excellent used book website which you should be able to see through the following link: http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/S...rgotten+Shipbuilders+of+Belfast&x=38&sortby=3
I hope this helps.
At this point I would gladly settle for the seven pages of TABLES from the back of the book. I think it would be a fantastic starting point for the complete Workman, Clark & Co, “Works List” if everyone would chip in the bits of info they have on hand. Interested parties here on SN would then have their very own “Ships Record of Construction” for this concern, and we could then embark on another worthwhile project together.
Thanks again Clem;
I really do appreciate your offer from the Lloyds Register. At this very moment I am working up a List in EXCEL, and can send it to you when it starts to amount to something.
I wish there was a way to Post a “Tables Format” up here where we could add our ‘two cents’ [Brass Farthing] to it. A sort of “Hope for The Best” work of art.
Thanks for your continued help, All.
Tim, I think this is the vessel you mention.Rory
Did you by any chance subsequently get hold of a copy of the book ?
I have found a copy, but before I purchase it I am trying to find if it references a ship Launched 3.6.1886 / Yard No 43 known as the Broughshane.
If any records still exist and if H&W did take them over then there is a very slim chance they may have been deposited at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum at Cultra, Co.Down among the material that came from H&W.Bill
Having done some further research this would appear to be the vessel. It seems to have had a mixture of owners over a fairly short period.
It seems that Workman Clark was subsequently acquired by Harland & Wolf so I am wondering if anyone has information as to where the old company records may now be held.
I have not been able to find any record of the loss in navy records, but from what you say it may well have been under French ownership at the time of its loss.
Hi Rory,Hi All;
I wonder if any of you can tell me if a "Works List" or "Record of Construction" has appeared for the shipbuilder Workman, Clark & Co. Belfast. Northern Ireland?
I have found reference to a book as listed below:
Forgotten Shipbuilders of Belfast
Corp Author: Workman, Clark & Co.,, 1880-1935.
Publication: Belfast : Friar's Bush Press, 2004
However, this book seems to show up under "Economics", and I have to wonder just what is contained therein regarding vessels built by this concern,
Any help or direction here will be most appreciated as I am trying to obtain the record of ship construction for this builder.