Swansea and Port Talbot Docks History

Prince of Wales Dock



J Shed, Prince of Wales Dock, constructed 1895, (photo courtesy of Paul Smith)


Blue Funnel steamship Glaucus in the Prince of Wales dock in 1898. Glaucus was the first Blue Funnel ship to visit the Port of Swansea. (photo courtesy of Paul Smith)


Prince of Wales Dock in 1900


Prince of Wales Dock in the 1900s
 
Coal Hoist on the North side of the Prince of Wales Dock. In the background can be seen Lamberts Copper Works.
 

ss Racine at No 3 Hoist and the sv Charles Bal on mooring buoy - 1900


Prince of Wales Dock in the 1900s
 

Royal Navy Amazon-class sloop in the Prince of Wales Dock c.1885


View looking east from original lock entrance, c.1900s


Hydraulic cranes loading vessel in the Prince of Wales Dock in the 1900s


Sailing vessel 'Grace Harwar' loading coal in the Prince of Wales Dock in 1929
 

The interior of No.1 tinplate shed, Prince of Wales Dock in 1931. This was one of three tinplate sheds erected in 1891, later to be designated H Shed, K Shed & L Shed. The latter was destroyed by enemy bombing in WWII, and the remaining two (H & K) were demolished in 1991. (photo courtesy of Paul Smith)


Regents Wharf in the 1960s. On the right is the entrance to the Prince of Wales Dry Dock. Centre is the blocked lock entrance to the Prince of Wales Dock.


Minesweepers in the Prince of Wales Dock in 1947


Paul Westlas in the Prince of Wales Dock loading coal


Glen Hafod Discharging sand in the Prince of Wales Dock


Unidentified vessel at the coal hoists, with the houses of Port Tennant in the background the early 60s


M.V. Lievin alongside one of the coal hoists in the early 60s. Lloyd's Register of Ships for 1964/5 reveals that the Lievin was a 3 cyl. steamer, of 2622 Gross Net Tonnage, built by At. & Ch. de laLoire in 1947, owned in 1964 by Cie. Maritime et Commerciale du Sud-Ouest and registered at Bordeaux.


The Malcolm Miller berthed in the Prince of Wales Dock. In the background is the main stores building.


Spare lock gates berthed at the eastern end of the Prince of Wales Dock. (photo courtesy of Paul Smith)


Renewal of rail crossing near Burrows Entrance, Prince of Wales Dock. (photo courtesy of Paul Smith)