Today's Top 10... Clyde Shipyards

1 John Brown:

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The Clydebank yard built the Queen Mary, QE2, Lusitania and HMS Hood.

2 Denny: The yard dominated shipbuilding in Dumbarton and built the world-famous clipper Cutty Sark.

3 A&J Inglis: At the confluence of the Clyde and Kelvin, the yard was most notable for building the Waverley.

4 Fairfields: The massive Govan yard is one of only two still in operation as part of BAE.

5 Alexander Stephen: BIlly Connolly worked as a welder at the Linthouse yard, scene of the Daphne disaster.

6 Scott Lithgow: Two yards - Scotts and Lithgows - merged to form the giant shipyard in Greenock.

7 Barclay Curle: The giant yellow crane of the shipyard still stands at Whiteinch.

8 Simons and Lobnitz: The Renfrew yard built dredgers until its closure.

9 Yarrows: The Scotstoun yard is the other one still operating.

10 Charles Connell and Co: Also in Scotstoun, it was one of five yards forming Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in the 70s.


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