The following images are from a leaflet that former Managing Director of Campbeltown Shipyard, Leslie Howarth, gave us to scan for the online archive. The text and images were originally published in “SHIP and BOAT” in November, 1968. The article describes the methods of construction, the costs involved and discusses the issues of working at a distance from traditional centres of industry. The centrefold illustration is a cutaway section drawing by Arthur Bowbeer who worked as an illustrator/staff artist with SHIP and BOAT and who visited Trench Point when the yard was under construction. His illustrations give us a fascinating insight to the early days of the yard
“Civil engineering and naval Architecture come together quite naturally in the construction of a new shipyard”.
Arthur Bowbeer, along with Max Miller and Frank Munger, was a renowned illustrator and was especially well regarded for his cutaway drawings of planes for Flight International.