Clyde Waterfront Heritage

Titan Crane at Clydebank

Clydebank

The John Brown shipyard at Clydebank was perhaps the most famous of all the Clyde shipbuilders. Both large liners and warships have been launched here. You can now enjoy a panoramic view of Clydeside from the top of the Titan Crane. A lift, rather than the endless stairs the crane operators used,whisks you up to the engine house and an exhibition. The hammerhead crane, overlooking the fitting-out basin, is an apt symbol of Clydebank’s shipbuilding fame and resilience. The Clydebank Story tells the history of the shipbuilding community with local historians and hundreds of photographs.

The Clydebank Museum is located at the Town Hall (map reference 2) and contains changing displays of the the history of the area. 

The Forth and Clyde canal (map reference 3) joins the Clyde just along the river at Bowling.

View Clydebank on Google maps (opens in new window).

Wartime Clydebank

Wartime Clydebank

Clydebank suffered heavy bombing during the Second World War.

John Brown's Shipyard

John Brown's Shipyard

Many large liners and warships were built and launched at John Brown's Shipyard at Clydebank.

Map Reference (1)

Titan Crane

Titan Crane

From the top of the Titan crane you can take in the view of John Brown's shipyards, where many famous ships were launched.

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