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Upper Clyde Shipbuilders was a Government-sponsored attempt to strengthen the yards on the upper Clyde through new facilities and increased productivity. This would prove to be a forlorn hope and in 1971 UCS went into liquidation. The shipyard would remain in business until 2001 building oil rigs and modules for oil exploration, firstly as Marathon Shipbuilding and then as UiE. It last ship, Alisa, left the yard in 1972 bringing to a close a remarkable 101 years of shipbuilding at Clydebank.