Greenock

Greenock
/gree"neuhk, gren"euhk/, n.
a seaport in the Strathcylde region, in SW Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde. 69,171.

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      industrial burgh (town) and port in Inverclyde council area, historic county of Renfrewshire, Scotland, on the southern shore of the Firth of Clyde west of Glasgow. Hemmed in by hills, the town is largely confined to the waterfront, along which it stretches for approximately 4 miles (6.5 km). The cramped lower waterside industrial areas contrast with the later 19th-century residential areas, which occupy the higher land.

      In the 17th century Greenock was a small fishing village consisting of one row of thatched cottages. Port facilities were greatly improved during the 18th and 19th centuries, and shipbuilding, marine engineering, sugar refining, and textile manufacture developed and expanded. Large numbers of warships and passenger liners have been built in Greenock's extensive shipyards, which stretch to neighbouring Port Glasgow. The first harbour (finished in 1710) has been periodically improved, and there are several tidal harbours and graving docks (for cleaning ships' bottoms) and other dry docks. During World War II Greenock was a Free French naval base and was heavily damaged by bombing. A granite cross above the town serves as a memorial to the French sailors who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic (Atlantic, Battle of the). With the decline of the port's traditional industries in the late 20th century, computer and electronics manufacturing has become important. Greenock remains Scotland's chief west-coast container port. James Watt (Watt, James) (1736–1819), discoverer of steam power, was born in Greenock. He is commemorated by a statue, a scientific library, a museum, and the Watt Memorial School of Engineering, Navigation, Radio and Radar, which stands on the site of his birthplace. Pop. (2004 est.) 44,300.

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