News & Features

9th April 1964 Ryde

Ryde and Sandown alongside the pontoon off the Harbour Station at Portsmouth.Keith Abraham


Ryde on the grid at Newhaven for underwater survey.

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

Firecrest Steams Again

PS Firecrest sailing again following restoration.


On Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021, Paddle Steamer Firecrest had her first proper paddle down the water in over 42 years.

3rd April 1941 Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone passing Cowes.


The Admiralty announced that Lorna Doone made direct hits with her guns on two of the three German Dornier Bombers which had been attacking her.

29th March 1955 Cosens’s AGM

Cosens's Consul, Monarch and Embassy laid up for the winter at Weymouth Harbour around 1954.


Cosens held their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 29th March 1955 in the company’s board room in the office at Weymouth.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle on the slipway at Old Mill Creek, March 2021.John Megoran


Kingswear Castle up on the slipway getting ready for the 2021 season.

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