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Aitken and Mansel

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of Whiteinch. Shipbuilders

1863 Business established by James Aitken and Robert Mansel

1865 See 1865 Clyde Shipbuilders for detail of the tonnage produced

1866 Launched a screw steamer of 400 tons. Engines to be fitted by Aitken and Co of Cranstonhill [1]

1872 Aitken and Mansel leased the Kelvinhaugh yard that had been previously used by Alexander Stephen and Sons; eventually the Queens Dock was excavated on the part of the site.

1889 See 1889 Shipbuilding Statistics for detail of the tonnage produced

1890 Company closed

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 27th April 1866 p313