Edward then joined Common Brothers of Newcastle upon Tyne, and served out his career with them on some of the largest ore carriers and tanker vessels afloat at the time. In 1954 he gained his masters ticket and his first command was the Kurdistan. The largest vessel he captained was the 225,000-ton tanker Fina Britannia in 1971, which was one of the biggest tankers in the world at that time. He had previously been in charge of the 208,900-ton Al Badih and the 208,800-ton Arabiyah. He, like his father, spent most of his life at sea. As Captain, L. J. Herbert mentions in his memoirs, circa 1970, “I can only name one who is still sailing as master/captain…Edward Lloyd, Frondirion Borth.” In 1978, he returned to the Fina Britannia as Commodore of the Fleet. Amongst the many other vessels he captained were Border Regiment, Border Hunter, Warbah, Leeds, Newburn and the Strait of Canso; the latter was his last command prior to retirement. Having his own pennant as commodore, Captain Edward Lloyd flies it proudly outside his home in Middlesborough. I saw him for the last time at his brother Derek's funeral and learned that he had moved back to Wales to live near Swansea. A neighbour of his who had driven him to Borth was another retired sea captain and someone I had been trying to contact. He was Michael Rodaway who had spent his childhood at his grandparents house, Belle Vue, and went on to have a distinguished career as a tanker captain.