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.
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 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.
On Thursday 22nd May 1975 Waverley sailed from Glasgow to Dunoon with invited guests aboard, many of whom had helped return her to service.
On 13 May 2021 Waverley exited dry dock at Greenock and returned to Pacific Quay, Glasgow after running trials down the Firth of Clyde.
P & A Campbell’s Glen Gower and Waverley set from from Cardiff for Brighton.
Day 4 of 5 and Waverley sailed from Fort William and Oban to the sacred Isle of Iona.
Day 3 of 5 and Waverley departs Oban for Fort William, four Lochs and the Gulf of Corryvreckan.
Waverley embarks on a five day tour of the southern Inner Hebrides to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her first visit to Western Highlands.
Waverley’s special springtime programme continued on Sunday 29th April with a sailing from Greenock to Tarbert.
Waverley’s third Saturday of the 2001 season on Saturday 28th April, an unusual Ayr – Round Bute sailing with plenty of time ashore at Tighnabruaich.
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 19th May 2001 sailing from Clevedon and Penarth for Minehead and Porlock Bay cruise.
Waverley’s first replacement boiler is prepared for despatch from Babcock Power’s Renfrew Works.
Illustrations of Waverley meeting Shieldhall and Kingswear Castle and of her first calls at Margate and Walton-on-the-Naze.