Illustrations of Waverley meeting Shieldhall and Kingswear Castle and of her first calls at Margate and Walton-on-the-Naze.
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.
Following on from the recent Waverley 1981 re-boilering article, two short videos of the 2020 re-boilering have been released featuring previously unseen still images and footage.
A second report on Waverley’s 1981 re-boilering with images previously not shared showing the new boiler being fitted.
By 6th December 1956 discussions were well in hand in Gourock about converting Jeanie Deans, Jupiter and Waverley from coal to oil firing.
Scottish Television News clip with Paul Semple and Iain Quinn talking about Waverley and the fundraising appeal.
Sunday paddle steamer service between Portsmouth and Ryde in October 1922.
Waverley is now critically short of funds. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to the COVID-19 Relief Appeal.
On Wednesday 9th September Waverley sailed from Brodick back to Glasgow Science Centre for her winter lay-up.
On Thursday 3rd September 2020 Waverley’s bow made heavy contact with Brodick Pier resulting in 17 passengers being injured.
Waverley’s short season of cruises on the Clyde has been extended and she will now operate until Saturday 12th September 2020.
With war about to be declared P & A Campbell cancelled all further Sussex Coast sailings and ordered Brighton Queen, Waverley and Glen Gower to return to the Bristol Channel.
Waverley was able to undertake her first cruise since October 2018 on Saturday 22 August 2020. This took her from Glasgow to Loch Long and Loch Goil, calling at Blairmore.
Waverley Excursions have announced a two week programme of sailings on the Clyde, from Friday 21st August until Sunday 6th September 2020.
On this day, exactly 20 years ago, Waverley arrived back in Glasgow having completed the first phase of her extensive Heritage Rebuild.
Waverley has moved from her berth in James Watt Dock to Greenock Custom House Quay.
One down, one to go. The aft funnel is refitted as work to complete Waverley’s boiler refit accelerates.
45 years ago this weekend Waverley was in the midst of her first weekend in operation under Waverley Steam Navigation.
A look back at Waverley’s 1990 season which began at Easter on the Clyde and finished in mid October on the Bristol Channel.