Lamonts

James Lamont & Co, Ship Builders and Repairers, Greenock, was founded in 1870 and operated from the Dock Breast. They leased the East India Drydock, later building another. In 1925, the firm was incorporated as a private limited company, James Lamont & Co Ltd, at the same time absorbing the boiler making and engineering business of Andrew Turner Lamont, Greenock.

In 1929, the Castle Works at Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, formerly owned by Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, were acquired. Shipbuilding commenced at these works from around 1946, but they were closed in 1980. Between 1946 and 1978 some 78 ships were built by the company mostly consisting of coasters, tugs, small ferries, dredgers and sludge carriers.

The ship-repairing works at Greenock however, survived until 1989 when they too were forced to close.

 

 

Records of James Lamont & Co Ltd, shipbuilders and repairers, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland 
Reference Number: GB 248 UGD 140 
Held at: Glasgow University Archive Services 
Dates of Creation: 1907-1981 
Physical Extent: 24.2 metres There are no physical characteristics or technical requirements that affect the use of this material. 
Name of Creator: James Lamont & Co Ltd (ship builders and repairers: 1925-c1989: Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland) 

Publication: Glasgow University Archive Services, 10 July 2002 
Scope and Content
This material is currently being re-listed. Where available, covering dates for series of records have been given.

Order books 1955-1980 
Job books 
Estimates 1929-1978 
Correspondence 1943-1975 
Ship files 1947-1978 
Ship plans 1932-1974 (ship nos. 367-445) 
Yard plans 1907-1974 
Memorandum and articles of association 1925 
Minute books 
Annual reports 
Registers of directors and members 
Board reports 
Board correspondence 
Private ledgers 
Journals; cash books 
Nominal accounts 
Sales records 
Purchase books 
Materials books 1947-1978 
Dock records 
Technical records 
Launch records c1946-1978 
Photographs 
Publicity materials 
Calendars 
Personnel records 1947-1981 
Administrative / Biographical History
James Lamont & Co , ship builders and repairers, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland, was founded in 1870. In 1925, the firm was incorporated as a private limited company, James Lamont & Co Ltd , at the same time absorbing the boiler making and engineering business of Andrew Turner Lamont, Greenock. In 1929, the Castle Works at Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, formerly owned by Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, were acquired. Shipbuilding commenced at these works from around 1946, but they were closed in 1980. The ship-repairing works at Greenock however, survived until 1989 when they too were closed. 

Ritchie, L A (ed) The Shipbuilding Industry: A guide to Historical Records (Manchester, 1992) 

View of the shell plate rolls at James Lamont & Co.
View of the shell plate rolls at James Lamont & Co.
View of the Machine shop at James Lamont & Co
View of the Machine shop at James Lamont & Co
View of the mould loft at James Lamont & Co
View of the mould loft at James Lamont & Co
The fabrication shop at James Lamont & Co.
The fabrication shop at James Lamont & Co.
Rose in Lamont's dry dock, Greenock arr from Tilbury 15-5-1967  [GG41 - 87b]
Rose in Lamont's dry dock, Greenock arr from Tilbury 15-5-1967 [GG41 - 87b]
Repairs at Port Glasgow Dry Dock
Repairs at Port Glasgow Dry Dock
Rose in Lamont's dry dock, Greenock arr from Tilbury 15-5-1967  [GG41 - 87a]
Rose in Lamont's dry dock, Greenock arr from Tilbury 15-5-1967 [GG41 - 87a]
Repairs at Greenock Lamont
Repairs at Greenock Lamont
Repairs at Clyde Yard
Repairs at Clyde Yard
Queen Empress & Queen Alexandra in Lamont's dry dock, Greenock [GG20 - 30b]
Queen Empress & Queen Alexandra in Lamont's dry dock, Greenock [GG20 - 30b]
MV Jupiter (ship no. 418) being built at James Lamont & Co.
MV Jupiter (ship no. 418) being built at James Lamont & Co.
Punching and shearing machine at James Lamont & Co
Punching and shearing machine at James Lamont & Co
mv Bruernish (ship no. 420) being built at James Lamont & Co.
mv Bruernish (ship no. 420) being built at James Lamont & Co.
Lamonts Greenock Aerial
Lamonts Greenock Aerial
Lamonts Port Glasgow Aerial
Lamonts Port Glasgow Aerial
Lamonts Yard Port Glasgow
Lamonts Yard Port Glasgow
Lamont Logo
Lamont Logo
Lamont Brochure
Lamont Brochure
Lamont & Co yard view
Lamont & Co yard view
Lamont Brochure 1
Lamont Brochure 1
James Lamont1
James Lamont1
James Lamont MV Theron
James Lamont MV Theron
James Lamont Tam oshanter Bar
James Lamont Tam oshanter Bar
James lamont
James lamont
James Lamont MV Polarstar
James Lamont MV Polarstar
James Lamont Calendar 1947
James Lamont Calendar 1947
James Lamont & Co
James Lamont & Co
James Lamont & Co.b
James Lamont & Co.b
James Lamont & Co a
James Lamont & Co a
Greenock Blitz Lamont's
Greenock Blitz Lamont's
James Lamont & Co 1952 edit
James Lamont & Co 1952 edit
Greenock Blitz Lamont's Yard
Greenock Blitz Lamont's Yard
Greenock Blitz Lamont's Yard looking to Victoria Tower
Greenock Blitz Lamont's Yard looking to Victoria Tower
Greenock Blitz Lamonts Yard at East India Harbour
Greenock Blitz Lamonts Yard at East India Harbour
Fusilier, Duchess of Argyll & Atalanta PC at Lamont's dry dock ref Wm Robertson [GG19- 120a]
Fusilier, Duchess of Argyll & Atalanta PC at Lamont's dry dock ref Wm Robertson [GG19- 120a]
Falcon by J Lamont  advert ref S&SR 25-10-1968 p330001
Falcon by J Lamont advert ref S&SR 25-10-1968 p330001
Doug Tosh shipbuilding 2
Doug Tosh shipbuilding 2
Doug Tosh shipbuilding 1
Doug Tosh shipbuilding 1
Brochure interior
Brochure interior
Brochure interior 2
Brochure interior 2
Brochure interior 1
Brochure interior 1
25.16 James Lamont 1991
25.16 James Lamont 1991
Ardglen advert by James Lamont  ref Greenock Dir 1955
Ardglen advert by James Lamont ref Greenock Dir 1955
Benin b1950 by J Lamont, Port Glasgow  ref Renfrewshire County Handbook0001
Benin b1950 by J Lamont, Port Glasgow ref Renfrewshire County Handbook0001
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