A report on progress to date with Waverley’s winter refit.
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.
Bad weather delayed Waverley’s arrival resulting in the cancellation of the first two sailings of the weekend.
On Saturday 29th September 1973 the PSPS chartered Waverley for a “Five Lochs Cruise”. It was to be Waverley’s final month in service with Caledonian MacBrayne.
Clydebuilt ships reunited. Steamship Shieldhall and Waverley meet in the Solent.
The second weekend on the Solent saw Waverley’s anti-clockwise circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight and a cruise to Weymouth.
The first three days of Waverley’s south coast sailings from Weymouth and Southampton.
The middle weekend of August visit several ports, including Ardrishaig for the first time in 20 years.
Waverley carried a full capacity of over nine hundred passengers to Dunoon for the annual Cowal Games.
Michael Girvan of Skyrise Aerial Media has kindly provided a video and photographic record of Waverley’s arrival in to Ardrishaig after an absence of 20 years.
On Saturday 4th August 2001, Waverley operated the first of two short cruises to assist in raising funds for the new Tighnabruaich Pier Association.
This photograph shows two former Chief Engineers of PS Waverley and MV Balmoral, the late Ian Muir and the late Ian McMillan.
Waverley welcomed her first passengers of the 2021 season aboard on Tuesday June 29 with everyone enjoying the idyllic sailing conditions.
Waverley’s Bristol Channel spring public season came to its conclusion with a single voyage from Penarth to Milford Haven on Saturday 16th June 2001.
Following the successful completion of Waverley’s sea trails last week, Waverley Excursions has published the Clyde 2021 timetable.
Sunday 10th June 2001 dawned bright and sunny as Waverley set out from Clevedon and Penarth to Ilfracombe and Lundy.
On Sunday 3rd June 1973 Waverley was off service repairing a burst boiler tube.