Lucy Ashton was now laid up with the boiler blown down in Bowling Harbour.
John Megoran recalls the heyday and decline paddle steamers, particularly the Weymouth based paddle steamers that he grew up with, hoping that one day he would captain a paddle steamer.
He did realise his ambition – and more – restoring, managing and as principal captain of PS Kingswear Castle for nearly 30 years on both the Medway and Thames.
John has written several books about paddle and pleasure steamers that may be found here.
Preparation for Cardiff Queen’s launch and move to Fairfield’s fitting out basin at Govan.
Monarch arrived in Milford Haven having left Weymouth early the day before under tow for her passage along the Dorset, Devon and Cornish coasts before crossing the Bristol Channel past Lundy Island.
The news was now out that Cosens’s first twin funnelled Monarch was to be sold for scrap.
Crew training for the new radar set which had been installed aboard Humber paddle steamer Tattershall Castle.
Eppleton Hall was off the coast of Mexico steaming north west towards Manzanillo.
The paddle steamer Flamer endures a difficult passage from Guernsey to Weymouth in a gale.
How often did the Humber paddle steamer ferry service run between Hull and new Holland in the winter of 1959/60?
Pack ice on the Humber makes difficulties for the Hull/New Holland ferries.
Captain John Hayward’s career on Cunard liners, ocean salvage vessels and a paddle steamer.
Monarch towed from her berth in the Weymouth Backwater and down the harbour to the Pleasure Pier to await the sea-going tug to tow her to the scrapyard in Ireland.