MacCrindle Shipbuilding Ltd

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MacCrindle Shipbuilding Ltd was a shipbuilder in Ardrossan, Scotland.

History[edit]

Ardrossan Shipyard built the South or New Shipyard in about 1916, with the first keel plate laid there in 1918.[1] The yard covered 22 acres (89,000 m2) and had five building berths capable of accommodating 400-500 ft boats of up to 9000 tons.[1] The shipyard allowed vessels to be launched directly into the Firth of Clyde.

Vessels launched from the south yard:-[1]

Yard No Name Type Launch Notes
SS Hunstanworth 2580 gross tons
305 SS Glassford[2] Cargo Vessel 1919 2580 gross tons; Pennant Shipping, Cardiff
309 SS Poljana[3] Cargo Vessel 1919 3886 gross tons; Winge & Co., Christiania
310 SS Dunkerquois[4] Cargo Vessel 1920 3160 gross tons
312 SS Skrymer[5] 9 October 1920 1990 gross tons

The yard closed in 1930. By 1969, some of the land was acquired by the McCrindle group, who continued the tradition of small shipbuilding in Ardrossan. McCrindle Shipbuilding was formed in 1976.[6] They took over the yard number sequence of the earlier Ardrossan Dockyard, and became the last operating shipbuilder in the town.

McCrindle Shipbuilding finished their last ship, the trawler Spes Melior V, in 1990.[6]

Ships built[edit]

Yard No Name Type Launch Notes
434 Maid of Glencoul[7] Kylesku then Corran Ferry 3 September 1975 Highland Regional Council
Stanes Moor[8] Sullom Voe Workboat before 1984
435 Renfrew Rose[9] Renfrew Ferry 1984 Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive
436 Yoker Swan[10] Renfrew Ferry 1984 Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive
439 Cromarty Rose[11] Nigg Ferry 1986
440 Renown[12] Trawler 1987 J. W. Buchan & Partners, Fraserburgh
438 Steadfast III[13] Trawler 1987 A. M. Gardner & Partners, Anstruther
441 Rymarlee[14] Trawler 1988 Arthur Duthie & Co, Inverness
Amadeus[15] Trawler 1990
442 Spes Melior V[16] Trawler 1990 Peterhead based

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ardrossan Historical Timeline". Ayrshire Roots. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "SS Glassford". Clydesite. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "SS Poljana". Clydesite. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "SS Dunkerquois". Clydesite. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "SS Skrymer". Clydesite. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Ardrossan". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "MV Maid of Glencoul". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "MV Stanes Moor". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "MV Renfrew Rose". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "MV Yoker Swan". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "MV Cromarty Rose". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "MV Renown". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "MV Steadfast III". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "MV Rymarlee". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  15. ^ "Fishing vessels of Ireland". Maritime Info UK Ltd. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  16. ^ "MV Spes Melior V". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 17 March 2010.