List of shipwrecks in 1960 jump to navigation jump to search the list of shipwrecks in 1960 includes all ships sunk foundered grounded or almost colliding with the entrance to a dock two tugs ran aground whilst trying to assist 17 april list of shipwrecks 17 april 1960. By the 1960s the last years of traditional cargo shipping it was possible to see a regular flow of cargo liners in addition to any remaining coal shipments the establishment of the nearby llandarcy oil refinery also brought regular movement of crude oil into the docks. The rhondda and swansea bay railway was a welsh railway company formed to connect the upper end of the rhondda fawr with swansea with the chief objective of transporting coal and other minerals to swansea docks. Swansea docks in the 1960s author mark lee inman price 1234 a metal refining industry developed and prospered and thus in the early twentieth century ports like swansea developed considerable volumes of general cargo with tinplate products making up a substantial proportion by the 1960s the last years of traditional cargo . Swansea docks in the 1960s publisher amberley publications isbn 978 1 4456 6592 4 this is an interesting book about what was a busy port in the 1960s unfortunately the quality of a lot of the photographs is not good but it nevertheless brings back memories of those days
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