Swansea and Port Talbot Docks History

Prince of Wales Dock



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
 

Unnamed Royal Naval 19th century broadside ironclad warship in the Prince of Wales Dock


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
 

This photo is listed as number one tinplate shed and was sent in courtesy of John Jones. It was taken in 1931, and in it you can see H shed which along with K shed were the two tinplate sheds on the P o W Dock. Our conclusion is that the numbers might have been changed to letters when GWR took over the docks in 1923. (It is the kind of thing the GWR would have done). During my time working on the Docks I came across lamps in some of the old cabins with GWR stamped on the glass support that held the filament. When the GWR took over the docks in 1923 everything required for the running of the Docks was made or obtained from their main workshops and stores at Swindon.This was the sort of thing that made the GWR (Gods Wonderful Railway as some called it) stand out above the rest. (Contribution - Ivor Lewis)


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.