Archive: May 2021

Crested Eagle

Crested Eagle 1939.


What have the Woolwich ferries Squires, Gordon, Will Crooks and John Benn, the Southern Railway’s Freshwater and the GSN’s Crested Eagle all got in common?

29th May 1967 Embassy

Embassy passing though Weymouth Town Bridge for the last time 3rd May 1967.


Monday 29th May 1967 Embassy had just arrived at Van Heyghen Brothers’s scrapyard in Ghent.

28th May 1966 Queen of the South

Queen of the South (ex Jeanie Deans) is seen on 9th June 1967 in the Pool of London.PSPS Collection


Queen of the South made her first public sailing from Tower Pier to Greenwich, Gravesend, Southend and Herne Bay.

Waverley 1975 – Very First Sailing in Preservation

Waverley almost ready for departure with the pipe band playing and well wishers on the quay.John Goss / PSPS Collection


On Thursday 22nd May 1975 Waverley sailed from Glasgow to Dunoon with invited guests aboard, many of whom had helped return her to service.

16th May 1949 Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone's sister Solent Queen in her earlier incarnation as Queen of Thanet.


The new Lorna Doone’s inaugural cruise from Bournemouth with invited guest

Waverley Leaves Dry Dock

Waverley steams away from Greenock sounding her whistle.Paul Semple


On 13 May 2021 Waverley exited dry dock at Greenock and returned to Pacific Quay, Glasgow after running trials down the Firth of Clyde.

KC Update 11th May 2021

KC on running trials on the River Dart, Tuesday 11th May 2021.


KC completed running trials with the MCA for the renewal of her Passenger Certificates.

12th May 1949 Consul

Consul off Weymouth, 1949.


Consul was the last of Cosens’s paddle steamers to be returned to service after the Second World War.

Wessex Branch Charter of KC

Kingswear Castle back home on the River Dart.


Wessex Branch charter KC in association with PSKC Trust for an evening cruise on Saturday 24th July in aid of KC’s Rebuild Appeal.

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