Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

Education at the Art Galleries
Education at the Art Galleries

Drinking Ginger in the Park
Drinking Ginger in the Park

David Tod

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

*Open in New Window
David Tod

A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of the shipbuilder David Tod (1796-1859). The painting was by Daniel Macnee.

Early in his career was chief engineer on board David Napier’s pioneer paddle steamer Rob Roy which made a two trips each week from Greenock to Belfast. In 1834 he and another former Napier employee, John MacGregor, set up in business as shipbuilders as Tod & MacGregor, to build iron ships. Their first yard was at Mavisbank Quay but the company moved in 1845 to a new site near the mouth of the River Kelvin. The firm shipyard was acquired by D & W Henderson in 1873.

Tod was also a leader in the campaign to make Partick a police burgh, and became its first Provost in 1852.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

D & W Henderson, engineers, iron ships, Mavisbank Quay, Meadowside Quay, paddle steamers, police burghs, portraits, Provosts, River Clyde, Rob Roy, shipbuilders, shipbuilding, steamships, Tod & MacGregor

Quick Search

Photo Album

You have 0 images in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options