Shipyard's fluctuating fortunes on the Clyde
6 November 2013 Last updated at 18:02 GMT
Over the decades the Govan shipyard has been threatened with closure on a number of occasions.
The latest announcement by BAE Systems could see hundreds of jobs lost in yards at Govan and Scotstoun.
BBC Scotland's social affairs correspondent Reevel Alderson looks at the fluctuating fortunes of the former Fairfield yard.