Milford Haven (translated as "mouth of the two Rivers Cleddau") is a community and town in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is located on the north side of Milford Haven Waterway estuary which forms a natural harbour used since the Middle Ages.
- In 1790 Milford Haven was founded on the Waterway's north side, from which it takes its name. Planned to grid pattern, it was initially intended by the founder, William Hamilton, to become a whaling centre. However, by 1800 it developed as a Royal Navy dockyard and remained so until in 1814 the dockyard was moved to Pembroke. Afterwards it became a commercial dock, and the focus moved in the 1960s, following the construction of oil refinery by Esso Company, to logistics for liquid gas and fuel oil.
- By 2010 the port of the town became the 4th largest in terms of tonnage in the United Kingdom, and plays an important role in the energy sector of the country with several oil refineries and one of the world's largest LNG terminals.
- Milford Haven is the 2nd largest settlement in Pembrokeshire. It has a population of 12,830 inhabitants, while the 13,090 people in its community boundaries make it Wales' most populous. As a local government community, it takes in the town of Milford and its suburbs, including Liddeston, Steynton, Hakin and Hubberston. The total population of the six electoral wards in question was 13,900 at 2011 census.
- The natural harbour of Milford Haven was known as safe port and was used for a number of historical military operations during the 2nd millennium. Campaigns conducted from Milford Haven included part of the Invasion of Ireland by Henry II in 1171 and Cromwell's attack on Ireland 1649, while forces which disembarked at the point included Jean II de Rieux's 1405 reinforcement of Glyndwr Rising. In 1485, Henry VII landed at Milford Haven Waterway before heading to England.
The Milford Haven cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Milford Haven, Wales.
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Port Milford Haven cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Milford Haven, Wales. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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