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: Kingswear Castle

PS Kingswear Castle (1924) is a coal-fired river paddle steamer owned by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.

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7th January 1986 Sir Steuart Pringle

Sir Steuart Pringle bringing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher aboard Kingswear Castle 11th June 1987. KC's then mate Chris Smith on the left.Stafford Ellerman

Meeting with Lieutenant General Sir Steuart Pringle KCB, DSc, LLB.

Winter 1995

  • 25 years ago... Chairman's comments
  • Commemorative cruises
  • Waverley's Thames Diary
  • And 50 years ago... Lincoln Castle on special duty
  • Plus 66 years ago... Newhaven to Boulogne aboard Glen Gower

28th August 1967 Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle at Binfield on the River Medina, Isle of Wight.

On Monday 28th August 1967 Kingswear Castle arrived under tow at Binfield on the Isle of Wight on charter to the Ridett brothers who then owned Medway Queen.

Take a Trip on Kingswear Castle

KC Leaving at Dartmouth 6th July 2020.

Kingswear Castle is now running harbour cruises from Dartmouth every day except Fridays at 12 noon, 1.30pm & 3pm.

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.

Spring 1995

  • Kingswear Castle
  • Scottish Branch silver jubilee
  • We have "Maid" progress!
  • And 50 years ago...
  • Plus 80 years ago... Paddling down the Thames

Spring 1994

  • 1994 - Make or break year
  • Kingswear Castle's 10th anniversary cruise
  • And 50 years ago...
  • Plus 140 years ago, quiz answers from last edition and more...

Summer 1992

  • £300,000 must be raised by 1995 to keep Waverley and Kingswear Castle sailing
  • New looks for Waverley and Balmoral
  • Maid of the Loch's future again in doubt
  • Roddy McIsaac - Bosun, Waverley
  • KC report
  • And 50 years ago...

Spring 1992

  • Russell – take a bow!
  • Captains' Club
  • New propellers for Balmoral
  • KC heard but not seen
  • Work on Ryde's hull
  • Medway Queen report
  • Waverley winter activity
  • And 50 years ago...

Winter 1991

  • Premature end to Waverley's 1991 season
  • KC report - Aylesford trip proves popular
  • Medway Queen
  • Mr. SC Smith-Cox
  • Balmoral to Liverpool
  • And 50 years ago...

Autumn 1991

  • Ryde's uncertain future
  • 50 year wait ends!
  • Parisienne Princess
  • Nick Knight's fine work recalled
  • My trip to the Scillies with Balmoral
  • Kingswear Castle report
  • And 50 years ago...
January 2021