Scotland s Great Ships

During the 19th and the mid 20th centuries the Clyde became the greatest shipbuilding centre in the world, producing over 30,000 ships in 150 years and pioneering huge advances in marine engineering, among which are counted the construction ...

Author: Brian D. Osborne

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1906307040

Category: Shipbuilding

Page: 198

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From the Celtic sea-farers to the Cutty Sark and the Royal Yacht Britannia - Osborne and Armstrong champion great ships. Combining the ships' histories with their involvement and significance in Scottish life and imagination, this is a unique study of Scotland's oft forgotten maritime legacy. Not just a book for ship enthusiasts, this lavishly illustrated, highly accessible and readable account of Scotland's great ships will capture your imagination and leave you dreaming of life on the high seas.

The Industries of Scotland

Lindsay of Pittscottie gives the following account of this vessel and her armament : - “ The Scottish King bigged a great ship called the ' Great Michael , ' which was the greatest ship , and of most strength , that ever sailed in ...

Author: David Bremner


ISBN: BL:A0017236192

Category: Industrial arts

Page: 535

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Ships from Scotland to North America 1830 1860

The early Victorian period was to witness great changes in the organization of emigration and transatlantic trade. Intermittent voyages of ships from Scotland to North America were to be replaced by a relatively integrated system ...

Author: David Dobson

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806351513

Category: History

Page: 115

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Format: Paper Pages: viii + 127 pp. Published: 1998 Reprinted: 2002 Price: $20.00 ISBN: 9780806308517 Item #: GPC1492 Designed specifically to identify immigrant vessels, this new work lists hundreds of ships that sailed from Scotland to North America between 1628 and 1828. As there are few official records of emigration for this period, the work is based primarily, though not exclusively, on contemporary newspapers published on both sides of the Atlantic. Newspapers are far and away the most fruitful sources of information, and notices announcing the departure of a particular ship "with passengers" were a regular feature of Scottish newspapers from the mid-eighteenth century onwards. While not exhaustive, this work contains the names and the ports and dates of departure and arrival of the majority of ships carrying emigrants from Scotland to America prior to 1828.

Scotland s Best Churches

This is one of two ship models hanging in the church, a three-decker man of war. 8. St Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow (21). St Michael's is one of the great Scots late mediaeval parish churches. The original imperial crown steeple, ...

Author: Hume John R Hume

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474469364


Page: 192

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The fascinating variety of Scotland's church buildings is rarely appreciated.Many are hidden away in remote country areas, or in parts of towns and cities not often visited. Others are critical to the 'sense of place' that makes settlements recognised and loved. In this book, 184 churches still used for worship are illustrated with line drawings and photographs, with pithy texts drawing out where they fit into the fabric of Scotland, and into nearly a thousand years of church construction. Some are well known and widely loved; others will surprise and delight.

The History of Scotland

In addition to these James despatched Sir Andrew Wood there was the Great Michael , a thirty- to supersede Arran in the command ; oared galley which belonged to her , but misfortune still pursued his meaand two ships , the Margaret and ...

Author: Patrick Fraser Tytler


ISBN: PSU:000009747593

Category: Scotland


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Scotland and the Sea

But she was just one of many mighty fighting ships large and small that were delivered by Clyde men to the Royal Navy ... including the famous Aquitania completed just before the Great War and, of course, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.

Author: Nick Robins

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473834415

Category: History

Page: 224

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Scotland's maritime heritage is a highly significant one, embracing as it does a quite outstanding contribution to Britain's development both as an empire and as the world's leading maritime power in the nineteenth century.Scottish engineering, ship-owning and operating, as well as business and entrepreneurial skills, played a major part in the success of the Merchant Navy, while Scottish emigrants took skills to every corner of the world, creating trade and wealth both abroad and at home. In terms of engineering, 'Clyde-built' was the Kitemark for the shipbuilding industry the world over. Scottish shipowners included household names such as Allan, Anchor, Donaldson and Henderson, while Scotsmen were instrumental in founding and, for much of the time, managing Cunard, British India, P & O, Orient, Glen and many other 'English' companies.The author tells an exhilarating story of energy and inventiveness, describing the remarkable navigational skills of the highlanders and the technological and business skills of the lowlanders, and relates the early development of the steamship, the impact of emigration, the involvement with exploration and the development of trade routes, and the final flowering of the world's last great iron sailing ships. And the evidence is still here, in the Cutty Sark, the Denny test tank at Dumbarton, and the Burrell Collection at Pollock, all reminders of a remarkable story.As seen in Scottish Memories Magazine.

The Scottish Antiquary

Manye of the reste seamed tall shipps , specially those to the sea boorde . ... The mariners told him that they were going into Scotland . I hear that certain great ships were seen yesterday off the coast near Bridlington .



ISBN: UOM:39015027892382

Category: Scotland


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The Early Races of Scotland and Their Monuments

To account for the possession of so numerous a fleetso remarkable also in the size and equipment of the ships - it seems ... It will also be remarked that these great ships of the Veneti were built with interstices between their planks ...

Author: Jonathan Forbes-Leslie


ISBN: BSB:BSB10280617

Category: Ethnology

Page: 268

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The Theory and Practice of Ship building

Edward VI . , in " The king of Scotland rigged a great ship , called the the sixth year of his reign , had but 53 ships , containing in Great Michael , which was the largest and of superior all 11,005 tons , with 7995 men , whereof only ...

Author: Andrew Murray


ISBN: NYPL:33433004100354

Category: Naval architecture

Page: 160

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