Photographs of Nefyn ships

Scope and Content

11 photographs of paintings of Nefyn ships, namely :

  • Brigantine Milo
  • Nanhoron
  • Revival - schooner built and owned at Nefyn
  • Jane and Catherine - schooner
  • Elizabeth - schooner built at Pwllheli and owned at Nefyn
  • Howri
  • Vine - schooner built at Pwllheli and owned at Nefyn
  • Vine
  • Commodore - schooner built at Nefyn and owned at Nefyn
  • Mary Reynolds
  • Mary Elizabeth

Administrative / Biographical History

Nefyn, situated on the southern coast of the Lleyn peninsula, is only one town of many in north Wales where ships were built. According to David Thomas in Llongau Sir Gaernarfon, Nefyn, between 1789 and 1810 nearly stopped building ships altogether, probably because of a shortage of timber. No information regarding the ships in this collection was available at time of compilation of description.


No apparent system of arrangement but items incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Henry Parry of Nefyn, Caernarfonshire.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 23657-23667

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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