Tag: Waverley

PS Waverley (1947) is the flagship of the PSPS fleet and the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world. She was built on the Clyde in 1946 and sailed from Craigendoran on the Firth of Clyde to Arrochar on Loch Long until 1973. She was bought by the PSPS for the token sum of £1 in 1974.

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Waverley’s Clyde 2021 Summer Sailings Announced

Waverley heads up river passing Renfrew after successfully completing sea trials on 12th June 2021.WEL


Following the successful completion of Waverley’s sea trails last week, Waverley Excursions has published the Clyde 2021 timetable.

Waverley 1947 – Trials

Official photograph of Waverley on trials off Skelmorlie in June 1947.A & J Inglis / LNER


With construction complete Waverley starts her sea trials.

Waverley 1975 – Very First Sailing in Preservation

Waverley almost ready for departure with the pipe band playing and well wishers on the quay.John Goss / PSPS Collection


On Thursday 22nd May 1975 Waverley sailed from Glasgow to Dunoon with invited guests aboard, many of whom had helped return her to service.

Waverley Leaves Dry Dock

Waverley steams away from Greenock sounding her whistle.Paul Semple


On 13 May 2021 Waverley exited dry dock at Greenock and returned to Pacific Quay, Glasgow after running trials down the Firth of Clyde.

Waverley Enters Dry Dock


Earlier this week Waverley Excursions reported that Waverley had left her winter berth in Glasgow to sail down river under her own power to Greenock for her annual dry docking.

Waverley’s First Replacement Boiler

Waverley's Babcock Steambloc TC50 boiler, 16th March 1981.Babcock Power Ltd.


Waverley’s first replacement boiler is prepared for despatch from Babcock Power’s Renfrew Works.

Waverley Down South 1993

Waverley rests at Whitstable on 2nd September 1993.


Illustrations of Waverley meeting Shieldhall and Kingswear Castle and of her first calls at Margate and Walton-on-the-Naze.

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