Ailsa Shipbuilding Co.

Troon, United Kingdom

Founded in Ailsa in 1885. Nationalised as part of the state owned British Shipbuilders in 1977. Merged with Ferguson Brothers in 1980 to form Ferguson-Ailsa, the companies demerged in 1986 and Ailsa was privatised as Ailsa & Perth. Major shipbuilding ceased in 1988 and the yard closed as a shipbuilder in 2000.