Swansea Docks at War
Swansea Docks played its part in the war effort during the Second World War. Some of the cargoes handled are shown below.
Loading a 22,000 lb bomb
14 of these 22,000lb bombs were shipped aboard the ss Frederick C Hicks in August 1945
Bombs in N Shed 16th June 1944
American seaplane tender U.S.S. 'Albemarle' arriving at Swansea in September, 1943
The photos below show the transfer of P47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft from the 'Empire Milner' to the U.S. auxiliary aircraft carrier 'Ganandoc' on the 16th August 1944
The three photos below show Tank Landing Ships waiting to enter the King's Dock Lock on 24th April 1944
Swansea Docks was the site for the testing of experimental tank ramps, April, 1943.
Mounting ramp to the turntable
On the turntable ready to turn
Driving down the ramp