Halifax Shipyards, 1918-1978 : an historical perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Howell, Colin D., 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Settle, Victor Lorne
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:51Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.other VM301 H3 S47 1994
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22312
dc.description iv, 161 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 152-161).
dc.description.abstract This thesis will present an historical perspective on the history of Halifax Shipyards and attempt to demonstrate its social and economic importance to Halifax and the Province of Nova Scotia. Halifax Shipyards Limited was the successor of Halifax Graving Dock Company, managed by Samuel Brookfield from its completion in 1889 until its expropriation by the federal government in 1918. Financial problems plagued the company from its formation and led to a takeover of BESCO in 1928 by a group backed by the Royal Bank of Canada. The new company was known as The Dominion Steel and Coal Company (DOSCO), and retained ownership until 1957. In 1957 A. V. Roe Corporation Canada Limited, a subsidiary of the British based Hawker Siddeley investment group, purchased the DOSCO holdings in Nova Scotia which included the Halifax Shipyards. In 1959, A. V. Roe became Hawker Siddeley Canada Limited. The years 1958-1979 were the shipyard's "golden decades". Unfortunately, as the final decade came to an end it bore witness to the collapse of Halifax Shipyards, one of the city's "great institutions of enterprise and industry"--a collapse that the shipyard is struggling to recover from sixteen years later. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc VM301.H3
dc.subject.lcsh Halifax Shipyards Limited
dc.subject.lcsh Shipyards -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- History
dc.title Halifax Shipyards, 1918-1978 : an historical perspective
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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