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Millbay Docks

Millbay Docks
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3EW

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A couple of minutes' walk further along West Hoe Road brings you to the long grey limestone wall of Millbay Docks and the Brittany Ferryport (with services to France and Spain). In the 1930's many of the great transatlantic mail liners moored en route in Plymouth Sound and both mail and passengers were transferred by tenders operating from the docks here in Millbay. Celebrity passengers included Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Marlene Dietrich, George Bernard Shaw, H.G.Wells, Noel Coward, Mickey Rooney and John F. Kennedy.

In the Millbay Marina there is an interesting modern memorial here commemorating the landing of the surviving crew members from the ill-fated Titanic. Of the 903 crew, 549 had been lost in the disaster during the early hours of 15 April 1912. The crew survivors had first to endure detention in New York and later Washington, to give evidence to the American Court of Inquiry. Then, they returned to England on board the Lapland, only to be briefly detained once again here in Plymouth's Millbay Docks, to ensure their attendace at the British Inquiry. on the Titanic's passenger list, one of those to go down with her was a member of the Astor Family - the millionaire John Jacob Astor - although his young wife Madeleine was to be a heartbroken survivor.

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