Adventurers: Explorers, Pirates, Map Makers
This part of our website includes allsorts of interesting people from Welsh Pirates like Black Bart to explorers and cartographers (map makers) to magnificent hero's like Harold Lowe. True one would expect nearly all of these people to be historical personalities but there are adventures with a Welsh connection alive and well and doing their best to open frontiers today, even in space with NASA astronaut Joe Tanner.
A British double agent working for MI5 during the second world war, his cover was being a Welsh Nationalist.
Andrew Evans (Jr.)
Major General, USAF. Ace fighter pilot in WWII. Highest ranking POW in the Korean War.
Captain Henry Morgan
This, the greatest of all the "brethren of the coast," was a Welshman, born at Llanrhymmy in Monmouthshire in the year 1635. The son of a well-to-do farmer, Robert Morgan, he early took to the seafaring life.
Commander Harold Godfrey Lowe RD RNR wrote his name into history as a hero for actions during the loss of the White Star Ship, TITANIC.
Harold is portrayed by Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd in the James Cameron movie 'Titanic' where we have a sense of the urgency and danger he was facing.
Joseph R. "Joe" Tanner
Born in Illinois in 1950, Joe's Welsh connection is via his mother who can trace her roots back to Llanddewi Brefi, his grandfather was the head teacher there. We know astonauts are tough hombre's but they have to seriously smart too.
Brian TrubshawTest Pilot for Concorde.
Charles FranklynSailing with captain Davis in the west Indies.
- Dafydd Morgan, adventurer with a Welsh connection!
- Daniel Boone, adventurer with a connection to Wales (Tredegar)
- Davey Crockett, adventurer with a Welsh connection!
- David Rice, adventurer with a Welsh connection!
- David Thomas, adventurer with a connection to Wales (Maesteg, Bridgend, South Wales)
- David Thompson, adventurer with a Welsh connection!