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Abertawe.
Built on the Clyde for GWR in 1947, sold in 1972 renamed the Santa Teresa.


Glen Foam.
Built in 1922 as War Arun, purchased by SW S & G in 1948, and broken up at Briton Ferry in Oct 1963.


Glen Hafod.
In the background the bucket dredger David Davies.


Glen Gower in Sharpness Dry Dock.

I am sure that this is taken aboard the sand dredger Glen Gower. I recognise two of people and know for a fact that they served aboard her.One is still alive and lives in Bay Street and the short chubby chap with the beret was the father of Danny Leonard, one of my shipmates with ATCL. My brother worked there for about a year and I will show him the pic and see if he recognises anyone else.
What you think is a hatch is in fact the capstan housing and I remember this well as I served for 3 months aboard a sister ship called Isca which worked out of Newport.


 Glen  Helen.
Built as the Mary Aiston in 1918 and renamed the Glen Helen. Coverted to a suction dredger in 1932, scrapped in 1966.

 
Sand dredger 'WD 53' Owned by Westminster Dredging. Operated in Swansea in the 1950s


Glen Spray.
Built in 1921 as the Mary Aiston I I, purchased by SW S & G in 1939 and sold in 1962. Broken up at Passage West 1964


Imogen.
 Built in 1927 as Vivonia and purchased by Tuckers of Swansea 1950. Broken up at Passage West in June 1964.


Sandmoor.
Built  by  Stockton  Engineering  Co.,  Stockton.  1945. (Laid  down  as  L.S.T.) Converted  to  dredger  in  Holland  1948.  Reg. Tonnage  537.81
Triple  Screw  Vessel  Steam  &  Motor Owned  by  Channel  Sand  &  Ballast,  Swansea  (later  Channel  Builders  Merchants)
Removed  from  Register  @  Swansea  August  1964  and  broken  up. 

 

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