Waverley’s last week of the 2001 Thames season.
A reflective series of articles looking back at past events, frequently but not exclusively involving our ships.
On Saturday 29th September 1973 the PSPS chartered Waverley for a “Five Lochs Cruise”. It was to be Waverley’s final month in service with Caledonian MacBrayne.
PS Mountaineer, the first ship ordered by David Hutcheson & Company, grounded on 27th September 1889.
Clydebuilt ships reunited. Steamship Shieldhall and Waverley meet in the Solent.
The second weekend on the Solent saw Waverley’s anti-clockwise circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight and a cruise to Weymouth.
The first three days of Waverley’s south coast sailings from Weymouth and Southampton.
Waverley carried a full capacity of over nine hundred passengers to Dunoon for the annual Cowal Games.
On Saturday 4th August 2001, Waverley operated the first of two short cruises to assist in raising funds for the new Tighnabruaich Pier Association.
This photograph shows two former Chief Engineers of PS Waverley and MV Balmoral, the late Ian Muir and the late Ian McMillan.
Waverley’s Bristol Channel spring public season came to its conclusion with a single voyage from Penarth to Milford Haven on Saturday 16th June 2001.
Sunday 10th June 2001 dawned bright and sunny as Waverley set out from Clevedon and Penarth to Ilfracombe and Lundy.
On Thursday 22nd May 1975 Waverley sailed from Glasgow to Dunoon with invited guests aboard, many of whom had helped return her to service.
Six short videos featuring Kingswear Castle during her years on the Medway have been added to the new Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust website.
Day 4 of 5 and Waverley sailed from Fort William and Oban to the sacred Isle of Iona.
Day 3 of 5 and Waverley departs Oban for Fort William, four Lochs and the Gulf of Corryvreckan.
Waverley embarks on a five day tour of the southern Inner Hebrides to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her first visit to Western Highlands.
Waverley’s special springtime programme continued on Sunday 29th April with a sailing from Greenock to Tarbert.
Waverley’s third Saturday of the 2001 season on Saturday 28th April, an unusual Ayr – Round Bute sailing with plenty of time ashore at Tighnabruaich.