Records relating to the Wales Dry Dock Company, Swansea, Limited

Scope and Content

Records relating to Prince of Wales Dry Dock Company Ltd, Swansea; Port Talbot Dry Dock Co. Ltd., Formerly Port Talbot Graving Dock and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd; Palmers (Swansea) Dry Dock Co. Ltd; Swansea Sheet Metal Engineers, Later Swanmet Ltd; Carroll, Lamplough and Rogers (London?); B. I. E. Cooperian Ltd., Port Talbot; Prince of Wales Dry Dock Company, Swansea

Administrative / Biographical History

The Prince of Wales Dry Dock Company, Swansea, Limited, was formed on 23 July 1897. In 1937 and 1943 respectively, the company acquired the Palmers (Swansea) Dry Dock Company Limited and the Port Talbot Dry Dock Company Limited as subsidiary companies thereby extending its business to Port Talbot. The Palmers company was liquidated in 1957. In June 1959 the Duke of Edinburgh Dry Dock in Swansea was opened enlarging the company’s facilities.

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