Scotts of Greenock, and Naval Procurement 1960–77

By Hugh Murphy , published May 2001


This article details the changing relationship between the Navy and the ship building industry which no longer relied on naval orders. Once the demand for merchant shipping fell away, Scotts were in need of naval orders. The orders for further nuclear submarines was the catalyst for a series of memoranda which document the thinking behind the procurement. The article makes clear the rationale for the statements on all sides, and concludes with the outcome as far as Scotts was concerned.

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Filed under: Post WW2 | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design | Submarines

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