Sources and Further Reading



Edwards, S (2001); The Story of the Milford Haven Waterway. Logaston Press. ISBN: 1-873827-77-6


Gilpin, M.C. (1960): 'Population Changes Round the Shores of Milford Haven from 1800 to the Present Day.'  Field Studies 1. 2, pp. 23-36


Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph 1887-1919


Jenkins, J.G. (1991): The Inshore Fishermen of Wales.  University of Wales. ISBN: 0-7083112-37


John, B. (1976):  Pembrokeshire. David & Charles.  ISBN: 0-7153-7171-1


Lenton, H.T. & Colledge, J.J. (1973): Warships of World War II. Ian Allen.  ISBN 0-7110-0403-X


Les Jones Archive.  An extensive collection of records of Milford shipping, especially trawlers, donated to Milford Haven Library.


Lloyd's Register 1930-45 online at


Matheson, C. (1929): Wales and the Sea Fisheries. National Museum of Wales / University of Wales


Mayes, G.  Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust


McKay, K.D. (1989): A Vision of Greatness the History of Milford 1790-1990. Brace Harvatt Associates / Gulf Oil GB Ltd. ISBN: 0-9515212-09


McKay, K.D. & Springer, G (1999): Milford Haven - Waterway and Town. Tempus Publishing. ISBN: 0-7524-1589-1


Milford Register of Fishing Vessels:  Pembrokeshire Record Office, T/SHIP/2/1 (1869-96); ~ /2 (1896-1901); ~ /3 (1902-26); ~ /11 (1945-72); ~ /12 (1972-81)


Milford Trawler Crew Lists: Pembrokeshire Record Office, T/RS/F/[year]/[official number]


National Archives: BT 145 - Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen: returns of fishing boats. (1914-18) [Digital images kindly provided by Roger Hollywood.]


Olsen's Fisherman's Nautical Almanack:  1938, 1949, 1951, 1963, 1973, 1976, 1984, 1989 and 1992 editions (in owner's collection).


Pembroke County Guardian 1888 - 1926; Pembroke County and West Wales Guardian 1926 - 1988  [Both cited as "West Wales Guardian"]


Pembrokeshire Telegraph 1919 -1934


Pepler, J: 'Milford Haven Shipping, 1881.'  Maritime Wales 9, Gwynedd, 1986. pp 122-133.


PortCities Southampton website ( ) makes available a variety of information on ships, docks and shipping between 1930 and 1945, including official enquiry reports into accidents and wrecks.


Rees, J.F. (1954): The Story of Milford. University of Wales


Rodger, N.A.M. (1998): Naval Records for Genealogists. Public Record Office. ISBN: 1-873162-58-8


Rootsweb Mariners List


Scott, V. (1992): An Experience Shared, 1939-1945 (The Role Played by Milford Haven in World War Two). Laleham Publications, Pembroke Dock. ISBN: 0-9520388-1-1


Smith, K, Watts, C.T. & Watts, M. (1998): Records of Merchant Shipping and Seamen. Public Record Office.  ISBN:1-873162-49-9


The Fisherman's Nautical Almanack 1892, 1897 and 1905 editions (photocopies from National Library of Scotland); and information from the 1907 edition kindly supplied by David Cullum.


The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985.


Toghill, G.(2003): Royal Navy Trawlers, Part One Admiralty Trawlers. Maritime Books, Liskeard.  ISBN: 0-90777195-5


Toghill, G.(2004): Royal Navy Trawlers, Part Two Requisitioned Trawlers. Maritime Books, Liskeard.  ISBN: 1-90445902-1


Trades Directories (eg, Bennett's, Kelly's, Slater's, South Wales and Monmouthshire, Wales, Wilson's, Worral's): see Historical Directories.


Western Telegraph & Times 1934 - 1937; Western Telegraph & Cymric Times 1937 - 1988


NOTE:  Most of the trawler photographs have been supplied by Mr. John Stevenson of Hakin, Milford Haven.  Copies of his photographs can be supplied via




1888 1914


1915 1939


 Other trawlers A-H

 Other trawlers I-P

 Other trawlers Q-Z



1940 - 1988