David Morse was a pilot at Cardiff Docks. In 1864 and 1866, he travelled to Westminster to give evidence to opposed bill committees on Bute Dock Bills. This is a transcript of the evidence he gave. He gives detailed information about how crowded the docks are, and how additional accommodation is urgently needed. Within the last year, about 50 ships that were waiting to enter the docks lost anchor and had to ‘run for it’, some going as far as Newport. Due to limited dock provision, ships were having to wait nine or ten days before gaining dock space.
A transcript of this evidence is available by clicking ‘Transcript’ above.