Shipbuilding History, 1750-1932 – Stephen of Linthouse
a record of the business founded, about 1750, by Alexander Stephen at Burghead, and subsequently carried on at Aberdeen, Arbroath, Dundee and Glasgow
printed for Alexander Stephen & Sons by E.J. Burrow Ltd., .
a good history of the famous upper Clyde shipbuilding firm, Stephen of Linthouse, originally founded on the north-east coast in the mid 18th century. includes full list of ships built.
Shipbuilding in Britain, mainly between the two world wars
by Leslie Jones
Cardiff University Press, 1957.
a scholarly study of the British shipbuilding industry between the first and second world wars, together with background material on the earlier development of the industry
Shipbuilding Industry, its history, practice, science, and finance
by David Pollock
a useful handbook to the British shipbuilding industry in the early years of the 20th century, together with some historical material
Shipbuilding Inquiry Committee 1965-1966 – Report
by R.M. Geddes
London, HMSO, 1966.
the committee was charged with establishing what changes were required within the British shipbuilding industry to make it competitive in a world market.
also included is a 16 page booklet containing a summary of proposals put forward by the committee
Shipbuilding, theoretical and practical
edited by W.J.MacQuorn Rankine
London, William MacKenzie, 1866.
the authoritative text by Isaac Watts, W.J.M.Rankine, Frederick K.Barnes, and James Robert Napier, is followed by a series of forty-five fine engraved plates, many double-page or folding out, “from drawings furnished by some of the most eminent British shipbuilders”.
the work was designed to form a ‘complete system of information on the art of shipbuilding, and on the scientific principles on which it is founded’;
arranged under seven divisions: Hydraulics of Shipbuilding. Geometry of Shipbuilding. Strength of Materials as applied to Shipbuilding. Practical Shipbuilding. Masts, Sails, and Rigging. Marine Steam Engineering. Shipbuilding for purposes of War.
Shipbuilding & Shipping Record. volume 77
London, Shipbuilding & Shipping Record Office, 1951.
a tremendous record of the shipbuilding and shipping industry in the mid 20th century.
well illustrated with photos and plans.
not quite a full year, containing the issues from January 25th (partly bound in at the end) to December 27th
Ships & Shipbuilders, pioneers of design and construction
by Fred M. Walker
Seaforth Publishing, 2010.
a fine chronological study of more than 130 engineers, scientists, philosophers, businessmen, naval architects and inventors who have influenced and shaped ship design and shipbuilding through the centuries