MacCrindle Shipbuilding

MacCrindle Shipbuilding Ltd was a shipbuilder in Ardrossan, Scotland.

History

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 NoNameTypeLaunchNotes
SS Hunstanworth2580 gross tons
305SS Glassford[2]Cargo Vessel19192580 gross tons; Pennant Shipping, Cardiff
309SS Poljana[3]Cargo Vessel19193886 gross tons; Winge & Co., Christiania
310SS Dunkerquois[4]Cargo Vessel19203160 gross tons
312SS Skrymer[5]9 October 19201990 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

Yard NoNameTypeLaunchNotes
434Maid of Glencoul[7]Kylesku then Corran Ferry3 September 1975Highland Regional Council
Stanes Moor[8]Sullom Voe Workboatbefore 1984
435Renfrew Rose[9]Renfrew Ferry1984Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive
436Yoker Swan[10]Renfrew Ferry1984Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive
439Cromarty Rose[11]Nigg Ferry1986
440Renown[12]Trawler1987J. W. Buchan & Partners, Fraserburgh
438Steadfast III[13]Trawler1987A. M. Gardner & Partners, Anstruther
441Rymarlee[14]Trawler1988Arthur Duthie & Co, Inverness
442Spes Melior V[15]Trawler1990was Amadeus; now Rachel Jay[16]

Footnotes

  1. "Ardrossan Historical Timeline". Ayrshire Roots. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  2. "SS Glassford". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  3. "SS Poljana". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  4. "SS Dunkerquois". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  5. "SS Skrymer". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  6. "Ardrossan". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  7. "MV Maid of Glencoul". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  8. "MV Stanes Moor". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  9. "MV Renfrew Rose". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  10. "MV Yoker Swan". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  11. "MV Cromarty Rose". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  12. "MV Renown". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  13. "MV Steadfast III". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  14. "MV Rymarlee". Clydebuilt. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  15. "MV Spes Melior V". Caledonian Maritime Research Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  16. "Rachel Jay S448 - IMO 8808939". Shipspotting. Retrieved 12 February 2018.

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