A shipbuilding consultancy is born: the birth, growth and subsequent takeovers of A&P Appledore (International) Limited, and the A&P Group, 1971–2017

Craggs, J., Murphy, H. and Vaughan, R. (2018) A shipbuilding consultancy is born: the birth, growth and subsequent takeovers of A&P Appledore (International) Limited, and the A&P Group, 1971–2017. International Journal of Maritime History, 30(1), pp. 106-130. (doi:10.1177/0843871417742272)

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Abstract

There is a distinct lacuna in the historiography of British shipbuilding in that the role of independent consultants within it is largely unknown. This article attempts to rectify this gap by analysing the birth, growth and subsequent denouement of the industry’s most important consulting firm, A&P Appledore (International) Ltd (APA), and setting it in its domestic and international context. Sadly, through its various incarnations, the business records of APA have been lost. However, this article draws upon the recollections and retained correspondence of two senior directors of APA, John Craggs and Roger Vaughan, and other APA consultants. As such, it sheds new light on an under-researched aspect of British and international shipbuilding history.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murphy, Professor Hugh
Authors: Craggs, J., Murphy, H., and Vaughan, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Journal Name:International Journal of Maritime History
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0843-8714
ISSN (Online):2052-7756
Published Online:01 February 2018

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