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  Cammell Laird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cammell Laird, one of the most famous names in British shipbuilding during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, came about following the merger of Laird, Son and Co. of Birkenhead and Johnson Cammell and Co. of Sheffield at the turn of the twentieth century.
William Laird had founded the Birkenhead Iron Works in 1824 and was joined by his son, John Laird in 1828.
Johnson Cammell and Co. was founded by Charles Cammell and Henry and Thomas Johnson.
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 Cammell Laird   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cammell Laird, one of the most famous names in British ship-building during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, came about following the merger of Laird, Son and Co. of Birkenhead and Johnson Cammell and Co. of Sheffield at the turn of the twentieth century.
Laird, Son and Co. was founded by John Laird in 1824, and became pre-eminent in the manufacture of iron ships.
The post-Second World War years were turbulent for Cammell Laird, and despite the efforts of a workforce which helped create one of the UK's largest commercial ship repair, conversion and shipbuilding companies, its Birkenhead operations were suspended in 2001.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Cammell_Laird   (258 words)

  
 Cammell Laird
Cammell Laird is planning to raise £76m in a bond issue next month to fund the expansion of its ship repair business in the US and continental Europe.
Cammell Laird is to buy a 49% stake in the Cascade General shipyard on the US west coast for £5.9m, and has also announced plans for a rights issue to raise funds for further acquisitions.
Cammell Laird is bidding for a £500m shipbuilding and port modernisation contract in the Philippines, which could lead to the creation of thousands of jobs on the Tyne.
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 Cammell Laird: Shipbuilders to the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Laird’s reputation continued to grow and in the same year the Admiralty gave Laird an order for the paddle steamer Dover which was to be the first steamer for the cross channel mail service.
The Laird family continued to run the shipyard until it was merged with Sheffield steel makers Charles Cammell and Co in 1903 and thus the name Cammell Laird was born.
Laird also built four turret ships for the Dutch Navy between 1866 and 1869, as well as one for Peru and two for the Royal Navy, including the disastrous HMS Captain of 1869 which capsized with heavy loss of life a year after she was completed.
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 BBC News | BUSINESS | Cammell Laird set for relaunch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The new owners of Merseyside-based Cammell Laird are planning to re-launch the bankrupt shipbuilder later this year, according to reports.
Cammell Laird's demise was hastened by the last-minute loss of a £50m contract to re-fit an Italian cruise ship.
Cammell Laird to be mothballed (25 Jul 01
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 BBC News | BUSINESS | Cammell Laird yards bought
Cammell Laird's shipyards on Merseyside and Tyneside have been bought by the Southampton-based ship repair and conversion company A&P. But the buyers have said they will not be keeping on any of the remaining 200 staff.
Cammell Laird called in the receivers in April and announced more than 600 job cuts after a number of cancelled orders threw the business into trouble.
Cammel Laird director Mike Morgan said he was disappointed at the decision to sell the company to A&P. "It is disappointing that the shipyard will be shut down when there were more serious bidders willing to continue the business as a going concern," he said.
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 Cammell Laird   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cammell Laird, one of the most famous names in British ship-building during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, came about following the merger of Laird, Son & Co. of Birkenhead and Johnson Cammell & Co. of Sheffield at the turn of the twentieth century.
Laird, Son & Co. was founded by John Laird in 1824, and became pre-eminent in the manufacture of iron ships.
Johnson Cammell & Co. was founded by Charles Cammell and Henry and Thomas Johnson.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/cammell_laird   (283 words)

  
 Guardian | Cammell Laird rescue offer in jeopardy
Cammell said it was fighting to save the potential contract and has sent a joint letter with Luxus to the Department of Trade and Industry asking for clarification of an aid package received on Monday night.
Brett Martin, Cammell Laird's corporate development director, said Luxus was "jumping the gun" to write off the deal before the parties had heard from the DTI.
Cammell has been in trouble since late last year when a £50m deal to lengthen a cruise ship for Italian company Costa Crociere was cancelled at the last minute.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4139363-103676,00.html   (276 words)

  
 Cammell Laird -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Johnson Cammell & Co. was founded by Charles Cammell and Henry and (Click link for more info and facts about Thomas Johnson) Thomas Johnson.
Between 1829 and 1947, more than 1,100 vessels of all kinds were launched on the Cammell Laird slipways into the (Click link for more info and facts about River Mersey) River Mersey.
Among the many famous ships made by the companies were the world's first steel ship, the Ma Roberts, built in 1858 for Dr Livingstone's (An African river; flows into the Indian Ocean) Zambezi expedition, and the first all-welded ship, the Fullagar built in the (The decade from 1920 to 1929) 1920s.
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 cammellaird
We fully recognise that this is a very worrying time for Cammell Laird employees and their families and we regret that there has been a need for some redundancies.
Cammel Laird was awarded with the $84.15 million contract, one of the biggest ever signed for this purpose.
The Cammel Laird's shares lost more than a third of their value, and up to 2,000 jobs are under threat.
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 Cammell Laird
This is the first book to appear since demise of the Cammell Laird company in one of its UK guises.
"Cammell Laird" being part of their "Revealing History" series books, its size being the same as others in that series.
Cammell Laird is a highly recommended book that should be on every ship enthusiast's shelf.
merseyshipping.co.uk /publicationreviews/cammelllaird/cammelllaird.htm   (306 words)

  
 The Motley Fool UK: StockFoolery
Cammell Laird Holdings (CMM) is a ship repair and conversion company and also offers services in the marine electrical and technical fields.
In the sector as a whole, the company fares pretty well, however Cammell Laird might be able to increase margins as high as 15-16% over the next few years.
The reason we earlier stated in the "Capital Efficiency" section that Cammell Laird is geared was because there we were referring to gross gearing, which did not deduct the cash and near cash assets from total borrowings.
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 Cammell Laird Calls in the Receivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
CAMMELL LAIRD shiprepairers and conversion company has called in the receivers with the loss of the jobs of hundreds of shipyard workers on Merseyside and in the North East.
Cammell Laird would have had to have repaid £104 million – almost twice its assets – if the US company had defaulted on the deal.
Since that time the shares in Cammell Laird have fallen by 90%, in contrast with the late 1990s when the company’s shares were one of the best performing.
www.rcpbml.org.uk /articles/camld.htm   (572 words)

  
 Cammell Laird   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cammell Laird, uno de los nombres más famosos de la construcción naval británica durante los diecinueveavo y vigésimos siglos, vino sobre el siguiente de la fusión de Laird, del hijo y del Co. Birkenhead y Johnson de Cammell y de Co. de Sheffield al final del vigésimo siglo.
Laird, al hijo y el Co. fundaron a Juan Laird en 1824, y llegaron a ser preeminentes en la fabricación de las naves del hierro.
Cammell y Laird se combinaron para crear a una compañía en la vanguardia de la construcción naval.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/ca/Cammell%20Laird.htm   (231 words)

  
 Cammell Laird F.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is an unprecedented achievement in the North West Counties League especially for a club in its inaugural season!
goes to Lairds in the Moore and Co Solicitors North West Counties League Second Division Trophy; and
goes to Lairds in the Moore and Co Solicitors North West Counties League Second Division Championship.
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 Birkenhead-Built: An Unrivaled Historical Legacy
The Laird, Son and Co. shipyard that launched Denbigh in 1860 was already famous for its advances in iron ship construction.
Under the direction of its founder, John Laird (right), the shipyard quickly established a name for itself in the building ships of iron, very much an untried and somewhat mistrsted material in the 1830s and 1840s.
This reputation secured a position for the Laird yard and its successor, Cammell-Laird, at the forefront of the British shipbuilding industry, a position which it retained well into the 20th century.
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 Cammell Laird active on two continents - Offshore Shipping Online
The Chief Executive Officer of Cammell Laird, John Stafford, said "We would wish to recognise the vital support of the workers whose voting for the rehabilitation of Varna Shipyard AD was overwhelming, and the unsecured creditors, who also provided considerable support for the Rehabilitation Plan.
Cammell Laird says it now looks forward to moving into the due diligence process and detailed contractual discussions as soon as possible.
Cammell Laird's Group Marketing Director described the acquisition as a very exciting one, which would provide the company with the opportunity to penetrate further into the cruise and offshore markets.
www.oilpubs.com /oso/news/news_71.htm   (571 words)

  
 Cammell Laird - brought to you by This Is Wirral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ANGRY Cammell Laird employees challenged Trade and Industry secretary Stephen Byers when he visited Birkenhead last Thursday, prompting a vow to return shipping to the area.
The announcement followed demonstrations by Cammell Laird employees, protesting at the Government's decision not to award Ministry of Defence Navy ferry contracts to Cammell Laird.
He added that Cammell Laird was a great success story on Merseyside, and he was keen to work with the company to ensure that more orders would come to the yard to secure the future of the yard.
www.thisiswirral.co.uk /wirral/cammell_laird/011100.html   (441 words)

  
 BBC News | BUSINESS | Cammell Laird calls in receivers
In the mid-1990s it changed its name to Cammell Laird, growing from a small operation to employing hundreds as it built a lucrative and profitable trade repairing and refitting vessels.
Cammell Laird's shares were suspended on Wednesday morning at their Tuesday closing price of 6p, valuing the company at £17.3m.
Subsequently, Cammell Laird has had problems relating to another contract with the US company Luxus to build two cruise liners.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/1271324.stm   (878 words)

  
 Shipping, shipbuilding, offshore news
The statement says that the opinion of Cammell Laird's legal counsel is that the group has a very strong case in law.
Cammell Laird has called this guarantee but Costa’s Italian bankers have, to date, refused to pay it.
Cammell Laird has made strenuous efforts to improve the Government’s offer of support to Luxus.
www.marinelog.com /DOCS/NEWSMMI/MMIapr11a.html   (810 words)

  
 BBC News | BUSINESS | Cammell Laird to be mothballed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cammell Laird shipyards are to be mothballed when work runs out next week, receivers have announced.
Cammell Laird called in receivers in April and announced more than 600 job cuts in the UK this year after several cancelled orders devastated its fragile business.
Laird's yard in Birkenhead will close next week once refits to HMS Argus and Peregrine are completed.
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 Altrincham v Cammell Laird, 14 September 2004
Lairds were without top scorer Ronnie Morgan who has hit 11 goals this season but included full-back Derek Ward, well known at Moss Lane from his Stalybridge years.
Still Lairds kept playing good football and it was easy to see how they have gone to the top of the NW Counties Division Two.
Against a strong Altrincham side, Cammell Laird did themselves a great deal of credit tonight and it will take a very good team to stop their march in the NW Counties Division Two which they only joined this season.
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 Cammell Laird - brought to you by This Is Wirral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cammell Laird - brought to you by This Is Wirral
CAMMELL Laird has existed for more than 175 years in Wirral and has been a major employer in the area for much of that time.
A month later there was more good news with the announcement that Laird had been granted Intervention Funding which should have paved the way for ship building to return to the Mersey.
www.thisiswirral.co.uk /wirral/cammell_laird/history.html   (489 words)

  
 Cammell Laird builds 'global brand'; targets offshore sector - Offshore Shipping Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Acquisitive British ship repair group Cammell Laird says it wants to establish Cammell Laird as a global brand, and says more acquisitions could be on the cards as its sets about building a truly international marine services group from its base on Merseyside.
Speaking in mid-October, Cammell Laird Deputy Chief Executive Brett Martin said the company's strategy was to become what he called an 'international marine services provider', and said offshore work would form a key part of its expansion plans.
In the last several months, Cammell Laird has concluded deals that give it an expanding presence in southern Europe and in the highly important US market.
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 Management Bid for Cammell Yard
A management team has made an offer to buy Cammell Laird's Tyneside shipyard, handing a lifeline to hundreds of workers fearing for their jobs.
Eric Welsh, a former Cammell Laird director, led the buyout of the Teeside yard.
Cammell Laird called in the receivers on 11 April, blaming a u-turn by cruise firm Costa Crociere over a £50m ship lengthening deal for much of its financial problems.
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 More conversions for Cammell Laird - Offshore Shipping Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ailing British ship repair company Cammell Laird may be experiencing contractual difficulties with its most high profile conversion, Costa Crociere's cruise ship Costa Classica, but continues to win high value conversion projects from other sources.
Cammell Laird's facility on Tyneside in the UK has secured a significant conversion project for the vessel CSO Constructor, which entails converting the vessel to undertake deep water flexible and rigid pipe laying activities and support deep water subsea installations.
The Argus was due to arrive on Tyneside in January, for a major upgrade and dry-docking, and is due to depart in May. The award of the contract follows the successful refit of the RFA Fort Rosalie last year.
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 Cammell Laird
The name of Cammell Laird F.C. Is revered throughout Cheshire, although that reverence has been gradual, since football was first introduced in 1889.
'Lairds' won their first, Division One title in 1968-69, without losing a game, which was to be the first of many honours for the club, a record that is unsurpassed in local football.
Cammell Laird 1st team were promoted to the North West Counties League in season 2004/ 05 and there Reseves who finished runners up in Division 2 in season 2003/04 took their place in Division 1.
www.west-cheshire.org.uk /Clubs-CammellLairdYouth.htm   (403 words)

  
 British Submarines of World War Two - HMS/M Thetis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
She was the first submarine built on Merseyside by Cammell Laird.
She was the pride of the navy, of the men who built her and the men who sailed in her.
Among the additional 50 passengers, were 26 employees of Cammell Laird, 9 other naval officers, 4 employees of Vickers Armstrong, 1 from Brown Bros and 2 from Liverpool City caterers.
web.ukonline.co.uk /chalcraft/sm/thetis.html   (1118 words)

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