The Men, Ships and Ports of Llyn

A journey around the little coves and beaches of Llyn

Where is Llyn?

Hotmap of the ports of Llyn


The Ports of Llyn

(This section is very much ongoing)

Nant Gwrtheyrn




Morfa Nefyn








Porth Ferin


Porth Iago




Porth Orion


Bardsey Island


Trwyn Dwmi




Porth Cadlan


Porth Ysgo


Rhuol (Rhiw) Porth Neigwl  Abersoch Llanbedrog Pwllheli


The Ships

Early Coastal Vessel


Type of ships


The flat Ann


Ebenezer of Rhiw


The Sparling   Mary Watkins

Jane & Ellen         The Vine

SS Edernian     SS Arvonian

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat      Pwllheli Lifeboat

Banana Boats

Carnarvon Bay         Grenada

Iron Barque "Elissa"

Fully Rigged Cape Horner

Llyn Cape Horner's I        Llyn Cape Horner's II

Photographs of the little ships that traded around Llyn


Llyn Ships I


Llyn Ships II


Llyn Ships III


Llyn Ships IV Llyn Ships V Coastal Vessels (100)


The Blue Funnel Line


Ship Owners

Llyn Marine Insurance 1859       Llyn Owned Vessels 1879


Capt William Williams Rhiw


The Golden Cross Line


Capt Hugh Roberts Edern Capt Owen Griffith Nefyn



Nefyn Shipbuilding

Nefyn Shipbuilders and their Ships

Pwllheli Shipbuilding       Porthdinllaen Shipbuilding

Lists of all the ships that were built on the Llyn Peninsula

"1760 ~ 1890"

Llyn I       Llyn II      Nefyn      Porthdinllaen     Pwllheli

Porthdinllaen built vessels in more detail.


The Men

Llyn Captains        Llyn Mariners

Nefyn Captains       Nefyn Mariners

Llyn Merchant Seamen  (20th Century)


The Memoirs of

Capt John Lewis Jones O.B.E.

Capt John Roberts       Capt John Hughes

Remember Them?

(23 pages)

Capt Harri Parry

Capt Richard Prichard Abersoch

Capt Griffith Jones       Capt Robert Williams

Wages on Llyn Ships

Samuel Plimsoll   Llyn Seafarers Postcards

Llyn Mariners Census 1881


Llŷn Whalers


Capt W Williams, Rhiw Capt S K Williams, Morfa Nefyn


The Trade


Nefyn Herring


Trading Around Llŷn




The Lime Trade


A cargo of Limestone


The Coal Trade


Trading from Pwllheli Pwllheli Harbour Dues Pwllheli Harbour Tolls



Coastal Relics      Relics of Porthdinllaen


The Sea

Rhiw and the Sea

Letters from Sea




Rhiw.com's Maritime Links Page

This page will be added to as and when we get more information about the little ships that traded around the coast of Llyn.  If you have any photographs  or connections with these ships please can you let us know. Tel 01758 780209



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