Swansea and Port Talbot Docks History

Pilots and Pilotage personnel


Below is a picture of the Swansea Sea Pilots standing on the steps of the South Dock Pilot House in the late 1950’s. Second from top right is Capt. John Evans whose son, Mr. Rob Evans, kindly provided us with this photo

From the top right:- Stan Clarke, John Evans, David Aubrey, Don Stewart, Ted Parfitt, John Doyle, Danny Davies, Roddie Roderick, Len Hill, Ieuan Jones, Arthur Rice, Harold Munn, Ted Burns, Jack Clement, Phil Reed, Larry Mitchell, Les Bevan, Trevor Jones, Clarry Mock, (??), Alec Geen, York Mcloud Cleeves, Charles Harris, (??), Jim Sydney, John Rice.

The same group as on the steps in the photo above

From the left :- D Aubrey, H Munn, J Doyle, T Jones, G Geen, H Williams, E Parfitt, I Evans, L Hill, G Hayes, J Hill, R Griffiths, E Price, J Evans, L Bevan,  W Moore, J Clement and J Roderick

Left to right :- Mike Phillips, Huw Williams, George Geen, John Hill, Jack Clement, Bill Moore, Len Hill, Harrold Munn, Stanley Clarke, Gordon Hayes, John Evans, David Aubrey and John Stewart. Front Seated :- Alec Geen, Trevor Jones and Clarry Mock, Photo possibly taken in 1974 when the new Pilot House was opened on Kings Dock Lock.

Left to right :- John Evans, Terry Abraham (Secretary Swansea Pilots Authority), Ted Parfitt, Stanley Clarke, Gordon Hayes and David Aubrey

The photograph below is of the Swansea & Port Talbot Sea Pilots in 1988 after the take-over of the Swansea Pilotage Authority by Associated British Ports

Front row from left to right :- Captains Mike Talbot, Roy Griffiths, John Lewis and Tony Anderson. Back from left to right :- John Hill, Eric Price, George Geen and Stan Gilbert.

Photograph of an outing of docks personnel taken in 1930/1931 at the starting point outside the Windsor Hotel. in the front row Bertie Mayne is on the extreem right. Berties son Jack and grandson John were both Dockers. His great grandson Steven Batcup is presently skipper of the pilot boat (2011)

Others identified in the photograph are the then Docks Manager, H. W. Morgan, his assistant Leslie Ford, later to become Sir Leslie Ford, General Manager of the Port of London Authority, Cargo Foreman Sam Davies and Patsy Perkins, Tom Langley, Will Francis, Teddy Morgan, Dai 'Yank’ Thomas, Willie Squires and lvor Glover.

Pilot John Lewis boarding the Herta Maersk from the Seamark

Gareth taking the photo of John Lewis. (Both photos from the Gareth Mills Collection)

Press cutting and photograph from the 1990’s relating to four of Swansea’s sea pilots

Christmas time aboard the Seamark, Left to right Mike Jones, John Morris, Alan Magrath and Andrew Moulding.

Left to right :- Brian Thomas, Andrew Moulding & Phil Jones

Left to right :- Keith Morgan, Chris Ward, Mike Jones, Garry Lewis, Warren Thomas, Ron Jones, Brian Thomas, Phil Jones, Robert Williams, Mathew Fisher, Steve Badcup and Frank Martin.