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A guide to the Ordnance Survey map showing Scotstoun Shipbuilding Yard, Glasgow, Scotland, 1895
HDC1643 (SAFR 23141)  
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  • Title: Ordnance Survey map showing Scotstoun Shipbuilding Yard, Glasgow, Scotland
    Date: 1895
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1643 (SAFR 23141)
    Publisher: Ordnance Survey Office (Southampton, England)
    Physical Description: 1 item
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Photocopy of the Ordnance Survey map showing Scotstoun Shipbuilding Yard, Glasgow, Scotland, displays the Scotstoun Shipbuilding Yard where the BALCLUTHA was built by Charles Connell in 1886.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

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    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1643 (SAFR 23141), Ordnance Survey map showing Scotstoun Shipbuilding Yard, Glasgow, Scotland, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-01781
    Gift of the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    The BALCLUTHA was built in 1886 at the Scotstoun Shipbuilding Yard on the River Clyde, near Glasgow, Scotland.
    In 1861, Charles Connell founded the Charles Connell and Company shipbuilders on the River Clyde near Glasgow, Scotland and built the Scotstoun Shipbuilding Yard. Over the next 107 years more than 500 ships were built at the yard, from sailing vessels to steel freighters. One of the ships built at Scottoun Shipbuilding was the three masted, steel hulled, square rigged BALCLUTHA in 1886. BALCLUTHA made seventeen voyages around Cape Horn to and from San Francisco. Later she would be involved in the Pacific Coast lumber trade and the Alaskan Salmon industry. In 1954 she was purchased by the San Francisco Maritime Museum. Transferred to the US Park Service in 1978, she was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1985.
    This photocopy of the originally photozincographed map from the United Kingdom's Ordnace Survey Office, Southampton, England, shows the shipbuilding yard and the surrounding countryside in 1895, only nine years after the launching of the BALCLUTHA.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Photocopy of the Ordnance Survey map showing Scotstoun Shipbuilding Yard, Glasgow, Scotland, displays the Scotstoun Shipbuilding Yard where the BALCLUTHA was built by Charles Connell in 1886.
    The Ordnance Survey map is labeled Lanarkshire sheet v.8, second edition, and shows the Scotstoun Shipbuilding Yard, the River Clyde, the town of Lanark, two other shipbuilding yards, a hydraulic foundry and slaughterhouses on the river. It is drawn to a scale of twenty five and one third inches to the mile and was originally photozincographed and published at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, England in 1895.

    Collection Arrangement

    Single item.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Balclutha (museum ship)
    Connell, Charles
    Great Britain. Ordnance Survey. Historical Section
    Maps
    Maritime history
    Shipbuilding
    Design and construction