1 Glasgow:

Once the biggest shipbuilding city in the UK, it built some of the world's biggest vessels including the QE2, Queen Mary and HMS Hood.

2 Belfast: The giant Harland & Wolff yard built the Titanic.

3 Sunderland: The shipyards on the River Wear were closed in 1988 - a casualty of the Thatcher years.

4 Portsmouth: The yards in the south coast city were closed by BAE last year.

5 Newcastle: The giant Cammell Laird yard once employed thousands of men on Tyneside.

6 Birkenhead: Cammell Laird started its operations on the Mersey and ships are still being built there.

7 Barrow-in-Furness: The former Vickers yard is now owned by BAE and specialises in building submarines.

8 Greenock: The Clyde town was devastated by the closure of the giant Scott Lithgow yard.

9 Dumbarton: Yet another Clyde town with a great shipbuilding history, once home to the Denny yard.

10 Dundee: The city was home to the famous Caledon yard and built Captain Scott's Discovery.