My great-great-great-grandfather Rees Rees (born in Llanelli in 1817) was an "able seaman" on the Steam Ship
SS Gwent during the 1870s.
The error on the ship's maiden voyage between Southampton and New York in 1912 happened because at the time seagoing was undergoing enormous upheaval because of the conversion from sail to steam ships
opened up the world to more and more people and competition meant rising standards.
It wasn't just coal and slate - it's hard to believe now that before the war, there used to be jetties at Porth Ysgo and Hell's Mouth on the Llyen peninsula where steam ships
would dock to take manganese across the world.
All four women contended with seasickness, incredible tidal drifts, cramp and the growing threat of steam ships
, perils that Ederle eventually overcame just a week after Barrett was forced to turn back.
Before the advent of steam ships
, manpower was used to bring vessels to dock sides.
The RH Carr was one of the last steam ships
to be built in the Crichton yards in Flintshire but now languishes in Guyana, South America.
Yes, Britain had its glory days but sailing ships were replaced with coal burning steam ships
because they were more reliable.
A collection of 21 rare model battleships and steam ships
dating back to the 1920s is expected to make waves at a sale of toys and collectables at a leading Shropshire fine art auction house next week.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel built pioneering tunnels, railways and steam ships
the ss Samtampa was one of 2,751 steam ships
built by the Americans at the start of World War II.
The introduction of the steam ships
from the 1840s enabled regular services to operate to ports all over the world.