Swansea and Port Talbot Docks History

PS Waverley dry docked at Palmers, Swansea

Waverley entering the dry dock

Ropes out to both quays to centre her in the dock

Waverley resting on the blocks

View from crane

Stern view

Engine room

Plaque showing details of the first Waverley

Main view of engine

Bottom end bearing

Main crankshaft

View of wheelhouse

The photos on this page were kindly given to us by the family of the late David Hiles, who worked as a crane driver at the dry docks in Swansea.

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