Waverley's annual visit to dry-dock is a sure sign that a new sailing season is nearly upon us.
The pictures below capture Waverley's journey down the River Clyde on Friday 12th April 2019 from her winter berth in Glasgow to James Watt Dock, Greenock. She was towed dead ship, as planned, by Clyde Marine tugs Battler and Biter as ongoing refit work on Waverley's boilers prevented movement under her own power.
At around 8am on Monday morning 15th April, under the watchful eyes of Master David Howie, she entered Dales Marine Services's Garvel Dry-Dock.
Canting at Renfrew.AH
Passing the Perch Light at Port Glasgow. Clyde Marine's tug Battler leads the way with Biter off the stern.Alastair Morris
Just Waverley.Alastair Morris
Greenock. Swinging Waverley 90 degrees to port towards James Watt Dock.Alastair Morris
Lined up, on finals.James McConway
Approaching James Watt Dock with the landmark Titan cantilever crane built in 1917 by Sir William Arrol & Co.Alastair Morris
Mind that paddlebox! Calmac's diesel-electric hybrid ferry Lochinvar is to the left.Alastair Morris
Breathe in!Alastair Morris
At she's through in to the James Watt Dock basin. Chuck McGroarty
Waverley moored at the Dales Marine berth from Friday night until Monday morning.William Murdoch
At around 8am Monday 15th April, Battler and Biter maneuvered Waverley the short distance from James Watt Dock round to the dry-dock.Kenny Whyte
Waverley high and dry on the blocks.Hector Mackechnie
Title photograph by Kenny Whyte.
Thank you to all those mentioned above for their kind permission to reproduce their photographs.
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