Links

Berwick Shipyard  Shipbuilding at Berwick began in 1751, and between 1950-79 small steel vessels were built. The purpose of this website is to keep the memory of shipbuilding at Berwick alive, and includes a list of all the ships launched at the port, several of which were Milford-based trawlers.

Bob Sanders' Glamorgan Family History site includes a substantial and very helpful section on 'Tracing British Seamen and Their Ships'.

Brixham Heritage Sailing Trawlers Archive - Brixham suffered a decline as a fishing port in the late nineteenth century, as the formerly rich fishing grounds off the Cornish and Devon coasts thinned out.  Many Brixham trawlers and their crews came to Milford to take advantage of the bigger catches available in the Western Approaches.

Celtic Maritime Connections provides news and information about all aspects of Maritime Pembrokeshire, highlighting the history, heritage and culture of the Pembrokeshire coast and the close connections with the coastal fringe of South East Ireland.

CenQuest - The CenQuest site is a multi year census database containing details of shipping at a number of anchorages in Pembrokeshire and Cardigan, including port numbers of fishing vessels, and names of skippers and masters, as well as of the crew aboard the vessel on census night.

Fleetwood Online Archive of Trawlers (FLOAT)  A conservation and archival project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lancashire County Council, containing a substantial collection of photographs of trawlers from Fleetwood and other ports, together with their technical and historical details.

Global Fisheries History Network The aim of the GFHN is to provide a pivotal point for professional academics all over the world, devoted to scientific work on the history of the fisheries.

Granton Trawlers website.  The aim of this site is to keep alive the memory of the fishing industry in the ports of Granton and Leith, with information on the trawlers and men of those ports, including the part they played in the defence of our nation during the two world wars.

Hull Trawler website, dedicated to all Hull Trawlers, and the men who sailed in them. Many Hull-registered trawlers sailed out of Milford, with Hull crew members, some of whom settled in Milford.

Images of Pembrokeshire by Mike Crutchley, includes photographs of trawlers at Milford docks during the early 1970s.

Indexed by the FreeFind Search Engine.

Irish Wrecks On-Line   This guide for divers includes details of several wrecks of Milford trawlers.

Milford Haven - The official Town Council Web-site , which includes a history time-line of the Haven and the town of Milford.

Milford Haven - An unofficial website dedicated to the towns of Milford and Hakin, with material of interest to local historians and tourists.

Navy photos - A collection of Royal Naval Warship photographs from the the mid-1800s to the 21st Century, including naval trawlers.

N. E. Lincolnshire Council Library Service - A very useful source for information on Grimsby trawlers.

Pembrokeshire Record Office

Shetland Museum and Archives  This is a unique online archive of over 60,000 images of all aspects of Shetland heritage and culture.  The collections date from the 1880s to modern times, including 339 photographs of trawlers.

Swansea Mariners - There were close links between the Swansea and Milford fishing fleets, and this site includes databases not only of seamen who served on Swansea merchant vessels, and their ships, but also of Milford trawlers and crews.

Teesships - Ron Mapplebeck's website covers the north-east ports of England, and more.

The Bosun's Watch - a very informative and detailed website, which includes names and port numbers of the Milford trawlers which sailed out of Fleetwood.

Trawler Pictures - contains not only photographs and videos of trawlers, but also a forum for discussion, the exchange of information about fishing vessels and fishermen, and links to a wide variety of associated sites.

Welsh Mariners - An on-line index of 21,000 Welsh merchant masters, mates and engineers active from 1800 to 1945, compiled by Dr. Reg Davies.

W H Podd, Lowestoft - a website dedicated to the fishing fleet of that name.

World Fishing Boats - an international discussion forum on fishing vessels, historical and contemporary.

 

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