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Clydebank. Coordinates: Clydebank is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.


Browser Population. Scotfax: Clydebank Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland. Clydebank. Clydebank history & industrial heritage: John Brown's Shipyard, Titan Crane, Wartime Clydebank - Clyde Waterfront Heritage. Clydebank Museum - Clydebank. Situated beside the shipyard where many of the famous liners of the Clyde were built.

Clydebank Museum - Clydebank

New permanent exhibitions concentrating on Clydebank's proud industrial heritage (Singer Sewing Machine Factory and The Sipbuilding Industry) have been created alongside new high specification temporary galleries, for exciting touring exhibitions as well as housing the Council's permanent exhibition of fine art. In addition to the district museum, we also have "The Backdoor Gallery" which hosts a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery is situated within Dalmuir Library, 3 Lennox Place, Dalmuir, Clydebank G81 4HR tel 0141 562 2425. email enquiries: website. Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery. Clydebank Trades Union Council. Home. Welcome to Clydebank. Clydebank Post. Clydebank Live - news and events in Clydebank. Clydebank Community Councils. Community Services - Leisure Facilities - West Dunbartonshire. Clydebank Town Hall is a beautiful 'A' Listed Building which has been sympathetically refurbished to provide an excellent venue for a range of events.

Community Services - Leisure Facilities - West Dunbartonshire

Whether you are planning a meeting, conference, show, party, wedding, ceremony or grand theatrical performance - this is the venue for you! The venue is available to hire for your event and offers a range of flexible accommodation to suit most needs. Clydebank Museum and Gallery is located within the Town Hall. Why not come along and browse the Museum and Gallery then enjoy some fresh home baking or lunch in the Coffee Shop? Opening Hours: 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. My Clydebank Photos - Home. John Brown & Company. Marathon Oil bought the Clydebank shipyard from UCS and used it to build oil rig platforms for the North Sea oil industry.

John Brown & Company

UiE Scotland (part of the French Bouygues group) bought the yard in 1980 and closed it in 2001. History[edit] Origins[edit] J&G Thomson[edit]

John Brown Shipyard

RMS Lusitania. RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner, holder of the Blue Riband and briefly the world's biggest ship.

RMS Lusitania

She was launched by the Cunard Line in 1907, at a time of fierce competition for the North Atlantic trade. In 1915 she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat, causing the deaths of 1,198 passengers and crew. When she left New York for Liverpool on what would be her final voyage on 1 May 1915, submarine warfare was intensifying in the Atlantic. Germany had declared the seas around the United Kingdom to be a war-zone, and the German embassy in the United States had placed a newspaper advertisement warning people not to sail on Lusitania. RMS Lusitania. HMS Hood (51) HMS Hood (pennant number 51) was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy.

Commissioned in 1920, she was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood. One of four Admiral-class battlecruisers ordered in mid-1916, Hood had serious design limitations, though her design was drastically revised after the Battle of Jutland and improved while she was under construction. For this reason she was the only ship of her class to be completed. HMS Hood. RMS Queen Mary. Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage on 27 May 1936 and captured the Blue Riband in August of that year; she lost the title to SS Normandie in 1937 and recaptured it in 1938.

RMS Queen Mary

With the outbreak of World War II, she was converted into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers for the duration of the war. Following the war, Queen Mary was refitted for passenger service and along with Queen Elizabeth commenced the two-ship transatlantic passenger service for which the two ships were initially built. The two ships dominated the transatlantic passenger transportation market until the dawn of the jet age in the late 1950s. By the mid-1960s Queen Mary was aging and though still among the most popular transatlantic liners, was operating at a loss. After several years of decreased profits for Cunard Line, Queen Mary was officially retired from service in 1967. Construction and naming[edit] Overhead view of Queen Mary docked at Long Beach in 2008 History (1934–1939)[edit] RMS Queen Mary. RMS Queen Elizabeth. RMS Queen Elizabeth was an ocean liner operated by the Cunard Line.

RMS Queen Elizabeth

With her running mate Queen Mary, she provided luxury liner service between Southampton, UK and New York City, USA via Cherbourg, France. RMS Queen Elizabeth. HMY Britannia. Construction[edit] HMY Britannia was built at the shipyard of John Brown & Co.

HMY Britannia

Ltd in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain, being launched by Queen Elizabeth II on 16 April 1953, and commissioned on 11 January 1954. The ship was designed with three masts, a 133-foot (41 m) foremast, a 139-foot (42 m) mainmast, and a 118-foot (36 m) mizzenmast. The top aerial on the foremast and the top 20 feet (6.1 m) of the mainmast were hinged, to allow the ship to pass under bridges. Britannia was designed to be converted into a hospital ship in time of war,[2][3] although this capability was never used.

Crew[edit] HMY Britannia. Queen Elizabeth 2. Queen Elizabeth 2, often referred to simply as QE2, is an ocean liner built for the Cunard Line which was operated by Cunard as both a transatlantic liner and a cruise ship from 1969 to 2008.

Queen Elizabeth 2

Queen Elizabeth 2. Titan Clydebank. Coordinates: The refurbished Titan Crane at Clydebank, situated adjacent to the fitting-out basin of the former John Brown & Company shipyard.

Titan Clydebank

Titan Clydebank is a 150-foot-high (46 m) cantilever crane at Clydebank, Scotland.

Titan Crane

Red Clydeside. Red Clydeside. Clydebank Blitz. A defused, German 1000kg Luftmine (Parachute mine). Glasgow, 18 March 1941 The Clydebank Blitz refers to two devastating Luftwaffe air raids on the shipbuilding town of Clydebank in Scotland which took place in March 1941. The air raids[edit] As a result of the raids on the nights of 13 and 14 March 1941, the town was largely destroyed and it suffered the worst destruction and civilian loss of life in all of Scotland. 528 people died, 617 people were seriously injured, and hundreds more were injured by blast debris.

Out of approximately 12,000 houses, only seven remained undamaged — with 4,000 completely destroyed and 4,500 severely damaged.

Clydebank Blitz