Category: Megoran’s Musings

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

26th June 1961 Medway Queen

Monday 26th June 1961 Medway Queen scheduled to run from Strood to Southend and Herne Bay.

25th June 1958 Embassy

Strong winds cause Embassy’s passengers to return from Yarmouth to Lymington on the BR car ferry and then on to Bournemouth and Swanage by train.

24th June 1962 Bristol Queen

On Sunday 24th June 1962 Bristol Queen operated the first trip since before the Second World War from Cardiff to Milford Haven via Ilfracombe.

24th June 1966 Cardiff Queen

Cardiff Queen springs a leak.

23rd June 1925 Eastbourne

Three P & A Campbell paddle steamers were scheduled to make calls at Eastbourne Pier.

23rd June 1984 Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle runs a single trip from Strood to Gravesend via Southend and Tilbury.

22nd June 1932 Westward Ho

On Wednesday 22nd June 1932 Westward Ho ran her first trip of the season from Plymouth.

22nd June 1951 Solent Queen

Solent Queen catches fire on the Southampton slipway.

22nd June 1951 Empress Queen

Work to repair the stern of Empress Queen nearly complete.

21st June 1949 Emperor of India

Emperor of India scheduled for a two hour trip from Weymouth to view HMS Anson leaving Portland with Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh aboard.

21st June 1957 Crested Eagle

Crested Eagle scheduled to run a day trip from Brighton to Shanklin.

20th June 1955 Glen Gower

Glen Gower sets off from Cardiff for Brighton.

20th June 1962 Consul

Did Consul (ex Duke of Devonshire) get to Bournemouth?

19th June 1935 Royal Eagle

Royal Eagle sails from London to Ramsgate.

18th June 1960 Monarch

Special sailing on Monarch from Bournemouth to Portsmouth.

17th June 1956 Bournemouth Queen

Dinghy sliced in half by Bournemouth Queen off Fawley.

16th June 1953 Bristol Queen

Bristol Queen arrives back in Southampton at 1.10am after spending the previous day on charter for the Spithead Naval Review.

15th June 1937 Duke of Devonshire

First trip of the 1937 season for Duke of Devonshire.

14th June 1959 Humber Paddle Steamers

One hour cruise down the river on a Humber paddle steamer and view the docks.

13th June 1951 Empress Queen

Empress Queen sails from Avonmouth to Bristol following an accident the previous day.

12th June 1948 Cardiff Queen

Saturday 12th June was the first day of the 1948 season for Cardiff Queen.

11th June 1947 Empress Queen

Empress Queen at her builder’s yard in Troon being converted back to an excursion steamer for P & A Campbell.

10th June 1936 Gracie Fields

Gracie Fields offers her first public sailing.

9th June 1960 South Coast Snapshot

What were the eleven South Coast paddle steamers doing on Thursday 9th June 1960?

9th June 1953 Emperor of India

Emperor of India first trips of the season.

8th June 1954 Marchioness of Lorne

Last day in service for Marchioness of Lorne.

7th June 1911 Princess Mary

Preparations well in hand for the inaugural cruise of Princess Mary.

6th June 1960 Sussex Queen

Sussex Queen scheduled second day of her 1960 season on the Sussex Coast.

4th June 1919 Duchess of Devonshire

First trips of the season on the Cardiff Weston ferry service for Duchess of Devonshire.

3rd June 1973 Waverley

On Sunday 3rd June 1973 Waverley was off service repairing a burst boiler tube.