SH4593 : Amlwch Port

taken 4 years ago, near to Amlwch Port, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Amlwch Port
Amlwch Port
Boats in the harbour of Amlwch Port. The lifeboat is the newly built Tamar class RNLB Kiwi, funded largely by a 2.2m bequest from a New Zealand born former merchant seaman, Reginald James Clark, who had experienced three torpedo attacks in the Second World War, one of which had resulted in a rescue by the RNLI. It is allocated to Moelfre, replacing its former Tyne class RNLB Robert & Violet, whose final launch had taken place on 24 May 2013. Kiwi is in the harbour here as a temporary measure, pending the rebuilding of Moelfre Lifeboat Station to be able to house the larger new boat (see SH5186 : Moelfre Lifeboat Station).

The dry dock on the right dates from around 1870 and was formed by expanding by blasting a natural creek, Porth Cwch y Brenin. It was built by Nicholas Treweek who operated a shipbuilding yard here. Grade II listed - see LinkExternal link.
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SH4593, 103 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Amwlch Port 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 451 935 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.9472N 4:19.9267W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 450 934
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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RNLB Kiwi  Tamar Class  Moelfre Lifeboat Station 

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