As well as relating personal experiences on these merchant ships a history of the company was given in some detail from its creation in 1863 as a coal carrier from South Wales to Southampton through to the heyday of becoming a recordbreaking mailboat
service sailing every week to South Africa.
Webb indeed persevered, and completed the journey in 21 hours and 45 minutes - buoyed by a spontaneous tribute from the crew of a passing British mailboat
as he approached the coast at Cap Gris-Nez, near Calais.
WITNESS: John MacDonald, pictured above in his Navy days, saw the surrender from a mailboat
IN CHAINS: Some of the German U-boat fleet in Loch Eriboll, seen right today, and how the Record reported it FINAL VOYAGE: U-249 surrenders to a British warship in Loch Eriboll
For years the little mailboat
plied between dozens of remote Canary Islands with mail and passengers.
These so-called mailboat
cover envelopes are now scarce and sought-after by collector.
Nat also does battle with Martin's feeling of having been "disgraced" by what has happened, to the point where Martin wishes for the sinking of the mailboat
on which Sam and Helen have taken passage.
The crew of the mailboat
MV Hibernia are at a presentation dinner and dance at The Beach Hotel, Trearddur Bay.
In 1861 the Lifeboat House seen on the foot of the pier was built and the Mailboat
continued uninterrupted service until the min 1970s.
," "Ronay of the Sorrows," "The Last Angakok," or "In the Westfjords of Iceland.
His surviving works include the mailboat
Munster at Holyhead (1898) and footage of Wild West legend Buffalo Bill in Rhyl in 1903.
The party arrived in Batavia on 21 October 1867 on the mailboat
Baron Bentinck, planning to stay until the beginning of December.
Just outside the harbour, the mailboat
pauses to fish a life-jacket, left over from the regatta the day before, out of the sea.