Swansea and Port Talbot Docks History

Ron Tovey Index Page

Thanks to Ron Tovey for his contributions to the site. Ron was employed by the Alexandra Towing Company in February 1966. From 1978 to 1988 as a relieving Master and from 1988 to 1998 as permanent Master. He did not have the pleasure of finishing his working life as a tugboat Captain and was made redundant October 1998, a service of 33 years and 8 months. He continued going to sea until September 2001.

Bristol Channel Wrecks


Cargo Ships

List of Swansea Pilots 1861 and 1913

Swansea Dockmasters 1913

Swansea Fishing Industry

M.T. Angel Gabriel

Merchant Navy at War:

Empire Wagtail

Ocean Crusader

Port Hunter

British Premier

U Boat 1023

Ron's adventures at sea:

First Voyage

South American Adventure

Tug tales:

Alexandra Tugs

Swansea's First Tractor Tugs

The Enugu Palm

Loch Fyne & Loch Kishorn

Tug Mumbles last Voyage

HMS Warrior

Indefatigable and the BOS 400