Milford Docks between the Wars

"This photograph of the Milford trawler trawler fleet laid up in the docks during the 1932 skippers and mates strike was taken by Miss Mary Meyler, Hamilton Terrace House, daughter of the late Alderman L. J. Meyler, O.B.E.  'I took the photograph from Hakin Bridge,' said Miss Meyler, who has also been following our recent Ships and Men features with interest.  In her photograph the names of three trawlers, the William Hallett, the Picton Castle and the Hawthorn, can be clearly read, while the fourth is named the "Lord"  something, the second name being hidden by another ship."

[Caption accompanying a reproduction of the photograph in an undated issue of the West Wales Guardian, probably from the 1950s.]


The following trawlers can be identified: WILLIAM HALLETT LO353 (1920-32); CETUS M35 (1929-32); LAUREATE M29 (1929-37; not "LORD something"); TALLY HO M43 (1925-33); and SETON CASTLE M27 (1924-33; not the PICTON CASTLE as stated in the "Guardian's" caption.)


(Supplied by Keith Morgan)


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