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David Rowan and Co

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1919. Employees.

Marine engineers and boilermakers of Glasgow.

David Rowan and Co, made engines for shipbuilders who did not have their own engine works.

1866 David Rowan went into business making marine engines

1877 Company founded by David Rowan.

1885 James Rowan was made a partner with his father, the title of the firm becoming Messrs. David Rowan and Son.

1889 See 1889 Shipbuilding Statistics for detail of the marine engines produced.

1916 Established and ran a shell factory for the Ministry of Munitions.

1917 Private company - taken over by Lithgows.

1919 See image of employees.

1925 See Aberconway for information on shipbuilding h.p produced in 1904 and 1925.

1961 Marine engineers. [1]

1961 Acquired by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times, Dec 05, 1961