Year: 2021

Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle

24th January 1950 Britannia

Britannia returned to dry-dock. Why did they need to do that?

23rd January 1939 Royal Daffodil

Royal Daffodil prepared for her launch the following day.

22nd January 1953 Victoria

On Thursday 22nd January 1953 Victoria left Weymouth for the last time for the scrapyard at Southampton.

21st January 1961 Monarch

The newly formed PSPS swings into action to save Monarch.

20th January 1937 Ryde

Framing almost complete in the construction of Ryde at the Clyde yard of Denny of Dumbarton.

19th January 1963 Tattershall Castle

On Saturday 19th January 1963, Tattershall Castle broke free from her Humber moorings in a storm.

18th January 1970 Eppleton Hall

First day out in the Pacific for Eppleton Hall.

17th January 1961 Monarch

Dorset Evening Echo reports that Monarch has been put up for sale.

PS Freshwater and the Birth of PSPS

Images of PS Freshwater – the paddle steamer directly linked to the birth of the PSPS.

16th January 1950 Britannia & Ravenswood

Britannia and Ravenswood leave Charles Hill’s drydock at Bristol.

15th January 1941 HMS Aristocrat

HMS Aristocrat ex Talisman on duty providing anti-aircraft cover on the Thames for convoys.

14th January 1968 Bristol Queen

Bristol Queen rammed by the Liberian registered tanker Geodor.

13th January 1937 Sawbwa

The paddle steamer Sawbwa was in the process of being deconstructed at the Denny yard at Dumbarton on the Clyde.

12th January 1989 SEETB Excursions Fair

KC takes a stand at the South East England Tourist Board’s Excursions Fair at Wembley.

11th January 1942 Merstone

The crew of PS Merstone tackle Portsmouth Harbour railway station fire.

10th January 1941 Merstone

Portsmouth blitzed by heavy German bombing.

9th January 1970 Eppleton Hall

On Friday 9th January 1970 Eppleton Hall was one day away from arriving in Cartagena in Columbia.

8th January 1993 Kingswear Castle

Meeting with Crescent Shipyard to sign the contract for re-plating KC’s bottom.

7th January 1986 Sir Steuart Pringle

Meeting with Lieutenant General Sir Steuart Pringle KCB, DSc, LLB.

6th January 1931 Medina

Medina launched at the Woolston yard of John J Thornycroft and Co in Southampton.

5th January 1962 Captain Larkin

Friday 5th January 1962 marked the end of the first week of retirement for Captain Larkin after a long career as master with Red Funnel.

4th January 1948 Talisman

Hull survey of Talisman aground at Kilcreggan.

3rd January 1948 Talisman

Talisman aground at Kilcreggan.

2nd January 1884 South of Ireland

Cosens & Co’s passenger carrying paddle tug Queen leads the attempt to salvage the paddle steamer South of Ireland which had run aground on Christmas Eve.

Waverley’s 2020 Re-Boilering – New Videos

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.

1st January 1960 Consul

Paddle steamers and Weymouth Harbour floods.