Waverley 1947 – Trials

Official photograph of Waverley on trials off Skelmorlie in June 1947.A & J Inglis / LNER

With construction complete Waverley starts her sea trials.

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.

Spring 1996

  • 25 Years Ago… Trust are the Maid's New Owners
  • The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Paddle Steamers Course
  • The End of an Era? - DDSG diesel paddlers

Waverley’s First Replacement Boiler

Waverley's Babcock Steambloc TC50 boiler, 16th March 1981.Babcock Power Ltd.

Waverley’s first replacement boiler is prepared for despatch from Babcock Power’s Renfrew Works.

Waverley Down South 1993

Waverley rests at Whitstable on 2nd September 1993.

Illustrations of Waverley meeting Shieldhall and Kingswear Castle and of her first calls at Margate and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Winter 1995

  • 25 years ago... Chairman's comments
  • Commemorative cruises
  • Waverley's Thames Diary
  • And 50 years ago... Lincoln Castle on special duty
  • Plus 66 years ago... Newhaven to Boulogne aboard Glen Gower

Easter on Waverley

Waverley approaches Brodick Pier.Greg Beecroft

Greg Beecroft shares some pictures he took of Waverley at Easter 1980.

Autumn 1995

  • 25 years ago... Waverley to the rescue!
  • Plus 66 years ago... Don Anderson remembered a busy Bristol Channel season

Summer 1995

  • 25 years ago... Three new ships?
  • And 50 years ago... PS Caledonia sold
  • Plus 65 years ago... Southend Pier – 16 daily excursion steamer calls

Spring 1995

  • Kingswear Castle
  • Scottish Branch silver jubilee
  • We have "Maid" progress!
  • And 50 years ago...
  • Plus 80 years ago... Paddling down the Thames
June 2021