During the late 1970s and first half of the 1980s shiprepair work at the Govan Graving Docks enjoyed something of a revival under tha aegis of the ClydeDock Engineering Company. This company had taken over the operations of the three Clyde Navigation Trust (later Clyde Port Authority) owned drydocks in 1977 from Alexander Stephen Shiprepairers Ltd, a firm that had been formed about 10 years esrlier when the well known shipbuilding company of the same name was amalgamated into the ill-fated Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS) group.
ClydeDock prospered at Govan, often having in excess of 6 vessels under repair simultaneously. Units of the revered Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's fleet were regular visitors during the period and, in this view, we see that company's handsome passenger and vehicle ferry Lady of Mann in the No 3 Graving Dock at Govan. The vessel had been built in 1976 by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company at Troon. She was destined to be the last of many ships that had built on the Clyde for the Steam Packet Company during the 19th and 20th centuries.