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The River Clyde has long been one of the world`s greatest shipbuilding centres and over the last two centuries over 35,000 ships have been launched from its many shipyards. Indeed, just before the First World War, Clydeside yards produced one-third of the British output of ships.

But times have changed ...

Articles on shipbuilding:

1 The foundations for success
2 The nineteenth century
3 The twentieth century
4 Echoes of the past

The Govan shipyard is now the only Glasgow shipyard which makes merchant vessels.

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