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Menzies and Co

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Menzies of Leith

Shipbuilding company

1664 Business established.

1760 Business founded by Robert Menzies

1835 Built the Seahorse, subsequently renamed Sirius, which became a pioneering (1838) transatlantic steamship of 703 tons, powered by an engine by Wingate[1]

1922 Employees: average 450. Maker of ship repairing fittings, marine engines lifeboats, etc.

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Sources of Information

  1. A Short History of Naval and Marine Engineering by E. C. Smith. Published 1937