Richard Lewis Daniel had an outstanding maritime career, which is no surprise as there were also mariners amongst his mother’s family; with John Edwards b.1796, and John Edwards b.1819, both master mariners. By the age of twenty-three Richard had attained his masters certificate, and his skills were so advanced that he passed a higher navigation examination and was soon on the Lloyds Captains Register. In 1898 he was captain of the Atrato, and in 1900, the Tagus and the Arno. Amongst other vessels he commanded were the Carmarthenshire, Secura, Magdalena, Ekaterinoslau, Deseado, Oratavia, Agadir and the Caroni. He commanded troop and supply ships during the Boer War for which he received a medal, and in the First World War he commanded Red Cross ships sailing from France to the U.K. Whilst in the Royal Naval Reserve he carried the rank of Commander and was involved in action at Scapa Flow. On retirement, if you could call it that, he was the chief marine superintendent of the whole of the Royal Mail Line. He was buried with this company’s flag draped on his coffin at West Worthy, Sussex. He had mingled with Royalty and Captains of Industry, as the many fine photographs in the collection of his granddaughter, Anne Jones of Aberangell, attest to. Richard Lewis Daniels’ career was the apogee of the talented Daniel maritime family of Borth. Fate however struck him a terrible blow as his only son, Richard Daniel died a relatively young man. The only memento left is a photograph of him in his Naval Officer Cadets uniform. Another of the captain’s brothers, the seventh child of David and Jane, was James Daniel b.1870, who became a ships engineer and lived at Liverpool.