"Freezers" in the Dock, late 1970s

John Stevenson Collection


Freezer trawlers, which processed the catch and stored it in frozen blocks, began to appear in the 1960s.  In the late 1970s a number of these vessels, from Grimsby, Hull and North Shields, were based at Milford, and were fishing for mackerel off the south coast of Ireland


Haven and Docks