Waverley made her triumphant return to service in August 2020 following her boiler refit. However Waverley is now critically short of funds to survive this winter. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

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Tag: Compton Castle

Autumn 1980


  • In the wake of the Dunkirk paddlers
  • Kingswear Castle
  • Compton Castle
  • Medway Queen
  • Ryde Queen
  • Plans to save Lincoln Castle
  • Royal Navy paddle tugs withdrawn

Summer 1978


  • An epic voyage
  • Thousands welcome Waverley on the South Coast
  • Lincoln Castle is withdrawn
  • Prince Charles opens Clyde Room
  • Compton Castle sold

Spring 1965


  • Consul moves again
  • Portsmouth paddlers
  • River Dart Steamboat Co.
  • Clyde notes
  • Queensferry passage ferries
  • London & Home Counties Branch

Autumn 1964


  • Round the Isle of Wight
  • Medway Queen
  • River Dart Steamboat Company
  • The road to the Isle, 1964
  • Scottish notes
  • Weymouth notes
  • Portsmouth paddlers

Compton Castle Engine Move


The engine from Kingswear Castle’s sister Compton Castle has been moved from Blackgang Chine on the Isle of Wight to Kingswear for eventual display.

PS Compton Castle Engine Acquired

Compton Castle, Kingswear Castle & Totnes Castle at Totnes.


We are pleased to report that the engine and some related machinery from PS Compton Castle have been acquired by our associated charity Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust Ltd

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