Plans and Drawings: Ships operated by (L&NWR) and (L&YR) on the Irish Sea crossings between Holyhead and Dublin

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a series of large technical drawings and plans (late 19th cent - mid 20th century) which relate to steam ships operated by the London and North Western Railway (L&NWR) and Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) on the Irish Sea crossings between Holyhead and Dublin, Howth and Greenore. The majority of the drawings relate to the 'TSS Colleen Bawn' and her sister ship, the 'TSS Mellifont' (built 1903) which provided a Holyhead to Dublin/Greenore - passenger / cargo service between 1928 and 1931/33. However, the collection also includes a number of drawings for other important vessels on this route including, inter alia, the TSS Rosstrevor (1895); SS Connemara (1897); TSS Galtee More (1898); TSS Cambria (1920).

Also includes plans of marine workshops at Holyhead and Holyhead harbour soundings; report re soundings at Greenore Berth; & berthing arrangements at Kingstown.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn /Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Hayden Burns & Cathrin Williams for Archifau Ynys Môn using the following source: Archifiau Ynys Môn/Anglesey Archives, WM/2656.

Source used: Greenway, Ambrose. "Cross Channel and Short Sea Ferries - An Illustrated History." Seaforth Publishing: Great Britain. 2014.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

Formerly held by Stena Line, Holyhead


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected