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British Industrial History

David Rowan and Co

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1919. Employees.

Engineers of Glasgow.

David Rowan and Co, made engines for shipbuilders who had no engine works.

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.

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