Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company

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Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company was a British shipbuilder founded in 1864 by John Elder and Charles Randolph, becoming Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. in 1885.

Their shipyard was located at Govan on the Clyde.[1]

Shipbuilding

Ship Type Launched Fate
H.M.S. Nelson armoured cruiser 4 Nov, 1876 Sold Jul, 1910
H.M.S. Comus corvette 3 Apr, 1878 Sold 1904
H.M.S. Curacoa corvette 18 Apr, 1878 Sold 1904
H.M.S. Champion corvette 1 Jul, 1878 Sold 1931
H.M.S. Cleopatra corvette 1 Aug, 1878 Sold 1931
H.M.S. Carysfort corvette 26 Sep, 1878 Sold 1899
H.M.S. Conquest corvette 28 Oct, 1878 Sold 1899
H.M.S. Rambler gunvessel 1880 Sold 1907
H.M.S. Ranger gunvessel 1880 Sold 1892
H.M.S. Australia armoured cruiser 25 Nov, 1886 4 Apr, 1905
H.M.S. Magicienne second class protected cruiser 12 May, 1888 Sold 1905
H.M.S. Marathon second class protected cruiser 23 Aug, 1888 Sold 1905
H.M.S. Caribbean armed merchant cruiser 22 May, 1890 Foundered 27 Sep, 1915
H.M.S. Campania seaplane carrier 8 Sep, 1893 Foundered 5 Nov, 1918
H.M.S. Handy destroyer 9 Mar, 1895 Broken up 1916
H.M.S. Hart destroyer 27 Mar, 1895 Broken up 1912
H.M.S. Venus second class protected cruiser 5 Sep, 1895 Sold 22 Sep, 1921
H.M.S. Diana second class protected cruiser 5 Dec, 1895 Sold 1 Jul, 1920
H.M.S. Hunter destroyer 28 Dec, 1895 Broken up 1912
H.M.S. Diadem first class protected cruiser 21 Oct, 1896 Sold 9 May, 1921
H.M.S. Gipsy destroyer 9 Mar, 1897 1921
H.M.S. Osprey destroyer 17 Apr, 1897 Broken up 1919
H.M.S. Fairy destroyer 29 May, 1897 Foundered 5 Jul, 1920
H.M.S. Argonaut first class protected cruiser 24 Jan, 1898 Sold 18 May, 1920
H.M.S. Hermes second class protected cruiser 7 Apr, 1898 Torpedoed 31 Oct, 1914
H.M.S. Highflyer second class protected cruiser 4 Jun, 1898 Sold Jun, 1921
H.M.S. Leven destroyer 28 Jun, 1898 Broken up 1920
H.M.S. Falcon destroyer 1899 Collision 1 Apr, 1918
H.M.S. Cressy armoured cruiser 4 Dec, 1899 Torpedoed 22 Sep, 1914
H.M.S. Ostrich destroyer 22 Mar, 1900 Broken up 1920
H.M.S. Aboukir armoured cruiser 16 May, 1900 Torpedoed 22 Sep, 1914
H.M.S. Good Hope armoured cruiser 21 Feb, 1901 Sunk 1 Nov, 1914
H.M.S. Bedford armoured cruiser 31 Aug, 1901 Sold 21 Aug, 1910
H.M.S. Donegal armoured cruiser 4 Sep, 1902 Sold 1 Jul, 1920
H.M.S. Commonwealth pre-dreadnought 13 May, 1903 Sold 18 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Armadale Castle armed merchant cruiser 11 Aug, 1903 Scrapped 1936
H.M.S. Forward scout cruiser 27 Aug, 1904 Sold 27 Jul, 1921
H.M.S. Foresight scout cruiser 8 Oct, 1904 Sold 3 Mar, 1920
H.M.S. Cochrane armoured cruiser 20 May, 1905 Stranded 14 Nov, 1918
H.M.S. Empress of Britain armed merchant cruiser 11 Nov, 1905 Scrapped 1930
H.M.S. Indomitable battlecruiser 16 Mar, 1907 Sold 1 Dec, 1921
H.M.S. Otway armed merchant cruiser 1909 Torpedoed 23 Jul, 1917
H.M.S. Glasgow light cruiser 30 Sep, 1909 Sold 29 Apr, 1927
H.M.S. Grasshopper destroyer 23 Nov, 1909 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Mosquito destroyer 27 Jan, 1910 Aug, 1920
H.M.A.S. Parramatta destroyer 9 Feb, 1910 Dismantled Oct, 1929
H.M.S. Scorpion destroyer 19 Feb, 1910 Oct, 1921
H.M.S. Cameleon destroyer 1 Jun, 1910 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Comet destroyer 23 Jun, 1910 Torpedoed 6 Aug, 1918
H.M.S. Goldfinch destroyer 12 Jul, 1910 Wrecked 19 Feb, 1915
H.M.A.S. Warrego destroyer 4 Apr, 1911 Dismantled Oct, 1929
H.M.S. New Zealand battlecruiser 1 Jul, 1911 Sold 19 Dec, 1922
H.M.S. Empress of Russia armed merchant cruiser 28 Aug, 1912 Scrapped 1945
H.M.S. Fortune destroyer 17 Mar, 1913 Sunk 31 May, 1916
H.M.S. Laforey destroyer 28 Mar, 1913 Mined 25 Mar, 1917
H.M.S. Lawford destroyer 30 Oct, 1913 Aug, 1922
H.M.S. Louis destroyer 30 Dec, 1913 Mined 31 Oct, 1915
H.M.S. Lydiard destroyer 26 Feb, 1914 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Undaunted light cruiser 28 Apr, 1914 Sold 9 Apr, 1923
H.M.S. Valiant dreadnought 4 Nov, 1914 Sold 19 Mar, 1948
H.M.S. Medea destroyer 30 Jan, 1915 9 May, 1921
H.M.S. Medusa destroyer 27 Mar, 1915 Collision 25 Mar, 1916
H.M.S. Mandate destroyer 27 Apr, 1915
H.M.S. Manners destroyer 15 Jun, 1915
H.M.S. Avenger armed merchant cruiser 1915 Torpedoed 14 Jun, 1917
H.M.S. Mindful destroyer 24 Aug, 1915
H.M.S. E 37 submarine 2 Sep, 1915 Lost 1 Dec, 1916
H.M.S. Mischief destroyer 12 Oct, 1915
H.M.S. Onslaught destroyer 4 Dec, 1915
H.M.S. Onslow destroyer 15 Feb, 1916
H.M.S. Renown battlecruiser 4 Mar, 1916 Sold 19 Mar, 1948
H.M.S. Observer destroyer 1 May, 1916
H.M.S. E 47 submarine 29 May, 1916 Lost 20 Aug, 1917
H.M.S. Offa destroyer 7 Jun, 1916
H.M.S. E 38 submarine 13 Jun, 1916 Sold Sep, 1922
H.M.S. Orcadia destroyer 26 Jul, 1916
H.M.S. E 48 submarine 2 Aug, 1916 Sold Jul, 1928
H.M.S. Oriana destroyer 23 Sep, 1916
H.M.S. Pheasant destroyer 23 Oct, 1916 Mined 1 Mar, 1917
H.M.S. K 13 submarine 11 Nov, 1916 Sold Dec, 1926
H.M.S. Phoebe destroyer 20 Nov, 1916
H.M.S. Tempest destroyer 26 Jan, 1917 Handed over 28 Jan, 1937
H.M.S. K 14 submarine 8 Feb, 1917 Sold Dec, 1926
H.M.S. Undine destroyer 22 Mar, 1917 Apr, 1928
H.M.S. Cardiff light cruiser 12 Apr, 1917 Sold 23 Jan, 1946
H.M.S. Vendetta destroyer 3 Sep, 1917
H.M.S. Venetia destroyer 29 Oct, 1917 Mined 19 Oct, 1940
H.M.S. Irvine minesweeper 8 Dec, 1917 Sold 21 Feb, 1923
H.M.S. Walrus destroyer 27 Dec, 1917 Stranded 12 Feb, 1938
H.M.S. L 15 submarine 16 Jan, 1918 Sold Feb, 1932
H.M.S. Kendal minesweeper 9 Feb, 1918 Sold 3 Oct, 1928
H.M.S. Wolfhound destroyer 14 Mar, 1918 18 Feb, 1948
H.M.S. L 16 submarine 9 Apr, 1918 Sold Feb, 1934
H.M.S. Sikh destroyer 7 May, 1918
H.M.S. Kinross minesweeper 4 Jul, 1918 Mined 16 Jun, 1919
H.M.S. Sirdar destroyer 6 Jul, 1918
H.M.S. Carlisle light cruiser 9 Jul, 1918 Sold 1948
H.M.S. Somme destroyer 10 Sep, 1918
H.M.S. L 55 submarine 21 Sep, 1918 Sunk 9 Jun, 1919
H.M.S. Lydd minesweeper 4 Dec, 1918 Sold 13 Mar, 1947
H.M.S. Colombo light cruiser 18 Dec, 1918 Sold 22 Jan, 1948
H.M.S. Spindrift destroyer 30 Dec, 1918
H.M.S. Wanderer destroyer 1 May, 1919 31 Jan, 1946
H.M.S. L 56 submarine 29 May, 1919 Sold Mar, 1938
H.M.S. Despatch light cruiser 24 Sep, 1919 Sold Apr, 1946
H.M.S. Spear destroyer 9 Nov, 1919
H.M.S. Berwick heavy cruiser 30 Mar, 1926 Broken up 1948
H.M.S. Norfolk cruiser 12 Dec, 1928 Broken up 1950
H.M.S. Dainty destroyer 3 May, 1932 Sunk 24 Feb, 1941
H.M.S. Delight destroyer 2 Jun, 1932 Sunk 29 Jul, 1940
H.M.S. Garland destroyer 24 Oct, 1935 Transferred 1947
H.M.S. Gipsy destroyer 7 Nov, 1935 Sunk 21 Nov, 1939
H.M.S. Liverpool light cruiser 24 Mar, 1937 Broken up 1958
H.M.S. Gurkha destroyer 7 Jul, 1937 Bombed 9 Apr, 1940
H.M.S. Maori destroyer 2 Sep, 1937 Bombed 12 Feb, 1942

Footnotes

  1. Burt. British Battleships of World War One. p. 9.

Bibliography

  • Burt, R. A. (1986). British Battleships of World War One. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).