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 Returns to Glasgow

Waverley passing Greenock.Ian Moffat


On Wednesday 9th September Waverley sailed from Brodick back to Glasgow Science Centre for her winter lay-up.

Waverley Major Incident at Brodick

Waverley sails past Brodick Castle in 2017.Allan Smith


On Thursday 3rd September 2020 Waverley’s bow made heavy contact with Brodick Pier resulting in 17 passengers being injured.

2nd September 1939 Sussex Coast

Glen Gower leaving Newhaven.


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’s First Cruise in 2020


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 Back Home

Waverley approach her berth at Glasgow Science Centre.


Waverley returned to her home berth at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Waverley Paddles Again!

Waverley departs Custom House Quay for a full day of sea trials.Allan Smith


Waverley moves under her own power for the first time since her boiler refit.

Easter on Waverley

Waverley approaches Brodick Pier.Greg Beecroft


Greg Beecroft shares some pictures he took of Waverley at Easter 1980.

Waverley in Dry Dock

A funnelless Waverley in Dales' Garvel dry dock.WEL


Earlier this week a funnelless Waverley entered dry dock at Greenock.

Waverley’s Revival Moves Forward

Clyde Marine Services tug Battler starts to swing Waverley.Hugh Dougherty


On Tuesday 14th January Waverley was towed from her berth in Glasgow downriver to Dales Marine Services shipyard in Greenock in preparation for her £2.3 million boiler refit.

Winter 1994


  • Launch of Heritage Afloat
  • Teddy bears at sea
  • River closures disrupt sailings
  • Chairman's notes
  • A Vice-President's notebook
  • And 50 years ago...

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...
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