Tag: Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle's boiler safety valves being tested Friday 3rd July 2020.

On Friday 3rd July a surveyor was aboard to test Kingswear Castle's two boiler safety valves.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle arriving at the Dartmouth pontoon 24 June 2020.

Kingswear Castle is set to return to service on Monday 6th July taking the 12 noon harbour cruise from Dartmouth.

Kingswear Castle 2019 Timetable published

Kingswear Castle arrives at Totnes about 1.25pm

The Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company has published the Paddle Steamer's timetable for 2019. The season runs from 25 May to 30 September.

By Kingswear Castle to Totnes

Kingswear Castle alongside at Totnes Steamer Quay

A pictorial review by Martin Longhurst of one of Kingswear Castle's relatively rare return trips between Dartmouth and Totnes.

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 Kingswear Castle in 2016

The Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company has published the 2016 timetable for the coal-fired paddle steamer Kingswear Castle, owned by the Society.

Kingswear Castle’s Refit 2013-14

Kingswear Castle is the Society’s coal fired river paddle steamer now on extended charter to the Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company and used on summer excursions from Dartmouth and Totnes on the River Dart in South Devon.

Kingswear Castle enters service on the Dart

On Friday 29th March Kingswear Castle was once again offering cruises on the River Dart. Her last public sailing on the Dart was in 1965 before she was purchased by the PSPS for the sum of £600. Kingswear Castle's first sailing in 2013 on the River Dart from Dartmouth was advertised as a Homecoming  Charity Cruise where...

Kingswear Castle returns to Dartmouth

On 11th December the paddle steamer Kingswear Castle left the Medway, under tow (by the tug Christine) bound for the river Dart, where she was built in 1924 and plied her trade running river trips, until 1965.  She made good progress down channel in good conditions.  With strong southerly winds forecast, she put into Portland Harbour to...

Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle returning to the River Dart

Kingswear Castle is set to return to the River Dart on a 15 year charter by Dart Pleasure Craft in association with the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company. Kingswear Castle has operated successfully on the River Medway and Thames Estuary since 1985 and it is 47 years since she last sailed her home waters...

Society Paddler embarks on 25th Sailing Season!

(pics courtesy of Capt John Megoran) As you may or may not know the PSPS have another paddlesteamer by the name of Kingswear Castle. This immaculate little paddler is based at Chatham Historic Dockyard and was built in 1924 for service on the River Dart along with two sister ships PS Compton...