Port of Fishguard Harbour Passenger Lists
Fishguard Harbour was constructed by blasting 1.6 million tonnes of rock from the hillside to make a 900 m long breakwater. The quarried-out area became the quay. The harbour was finally opened on 30 August 1906. Planned to be the end of the Great Western Railway's line and its major sea port, replacing Neyland, problems with the harbour (known as Fishguard Harbour) prevented larger ocean liners from docking. Accordingly the harbour has a smaller inner breakwater protecting the remaining open side.
RMS Mauretania visited once in 1909 although Passengers had to board by tender when transferring to and from the London train. The smaller breakwater was built as part of the preparations for the visit of the RMS Mauretania and is sometimes known as the "Mauretania Mole".
Digitized Ships Lists for the Port of Fishguard
- Steamship Line: Cunard Line
- Class of Passengers: Cabin and Second Class
- Date of Departure: 28 May 1912
- Route: Boston to Liverpool via Queenstown (Cobh) and Fishguard
- Commander: Captain W. R. D. Irvine