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James Lamont and Co

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of Greenock, Scotland.

Altogether built over 70 ships including Darlington, Harrogate and Selby for the Associated Humber Line, sludge hoppers Dalmarnock and Garrocb Head for Glasgow City Council, and ten Caledonian-Macbrayne ferries.

1870 Company founded, at East India Harbour, Greenock, a site they have continuously used for ship-repairing operation

1925 Private company.

1927/9 The Castle Street yard was bought by James Lamont from the John Slater Group which had collapsed; Lamonts closed the yard.

1938 Started shipbuilding at Castle Yard

WWII The yard mainly repaired ships during the War

1946 In the post-war period Castle Yard began making ships again, making over seventy ships for West African, Norwegian, Swedish and Scottish companies.

1950s The yard established its reputation for building tugs and small car ferries.

1961 Shipbuilders, repairers and engineers.

1966 Opened a 113 m dry-dock.

1978/9 The yard closed; the company concentrated on ship-repair work using its two dry-docks in Greenock.

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