|1904|| Kingswear Castle's engine built by Cox & Co. of Falmouth for the previous vessel of the same name.|
|1924|| Date of build, engine transferred from the 1904 Kingswear Castle.|
|1961-2|| Extensive re-plating below the water line and re-boilered.|
|1964|| Kingswear Castle becomes the last operational paddle steamer on the River Dart.|
|1965|| Kingswear Castle withdrawn from service at the end of the season.|
|1967|| Purchased in June for £600 by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.|
Towed on 28th August to Medina Creek, Isle of Wight, and moored alongside PS Medway Queen.
|1969|| First sailing under Paddle Steamer Preservation Society ownership when she was steamed for the BBC TV series 'Bird's Eye View'.|
|1971|| Towed in June to River Medway for comprehensive restoration.|
|1982|| Boiler is steamed for the first time on 20th November.|
|1983|| Steaming and manoeuvring trials carried out between 4th and 6th November on completion of restoration.|
|1984|| Limited passenger carrying certificate issued for 12 passengers.|
|1985|| Full passenger carrying certificate issued in May 1985.|
Full sailing programme commenced on 18th May 1985
First ever trip on 21st September 1985 from Strood through the Swale to Whitstable. Read more...
|1986|| Kingswear Castle wins National Steam Heritage Award.|
|1987|| Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher boards Kingswear Castle on 1st June 1987 during the General Election campaign.|
|1994|| First prize winner in Scania Transport Trust Awards.|
|2001|| New coal fired boiler installed with support from Heritage Lottery Fund, Manifold Trust and the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.|
|2012|| Kingswear Castle appears at for Queen Elizabeth II’s Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3rd June 2012|
Kingswear Castle departs Chatham Historic Dockyard on 11th December to return to her birthplace, the River Dart in Devon.
|2013|| Kingswear Castle's first cruise on the River Dart takes place on 29th March 2013, her first since 1965. Read more...|
|2014|| Kingswear Castle wins Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Engineering Heritage Award in May 2014. Read more...|
|2017|| Engine removed to repair a small crack in her low pressure cylinder. Read more...|