An Ayrshire Shipbuilder

ISBN 1-84683-009-5
History - Scotland
by Dougal McIntyre
Portrait of John McIntyre, a 19th/20th century Scottish shipbuilder

The absorbing reminiscences of a fourth generation Clydeside shipbuilder, whose working life of 50 years took him through eight shipyards from Paisley to Yoker to Canada to Alloa to Govan then finally to Troon and Irvine, having influenced, through design or construction, the well-being of over 100 ships, many of which are illustrated in this account.

His own handwritten recollections have been brought together with photographs and additional material researched by his grandson Dougal McIntyre. This history voyages through the highs and lows of the Scottish shipbuilding industry from his 1860s upbringing on Clydeside to his successful establishment of the shipyard at Irvine for the Ayrshire Dockyard Company, and his 1930s retirement years in Ayr.