Category: Megoran’s Musings

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

16th May 1949 Lorna Doone

The new Lorna Doone’s inaugural cruise from Bournemouth with invited guest

15th May 1964 Consul and Princess Elizabeth

Consul and Princess Elizabeth both undergoing final preparations for starting their seasons running from Weymouth this Whitsun weekend in competition.

14th May 1985 Kingswear Castle

Running trials with the DTP, the then licencing authority for issuing the Passenger Certificates.

13th May 1955 Lord Elgin

Cargo paddle steamer Lord Elgin sails off for the scrapyard.

12th May 1949 Consul

Consul was the last of Cosens’s paddle steamers to be returned to service after the Second World War.

11th May 1916 Captain Rawle

Funeral of Captain Rawle.

10th May 1937 Glen Gower & Waverley

P & A Campbell’s Glen Gower and Waverley set from from Cardiff for Brighton.

9th May 1964 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans on charter to the Scottish Locomotive Preservation Fund for a rare trip to Ardrishaig.

8th May 1934 Mercury & Caledonia

Press cruise for the brand new Mercury and Caledonia.

7th May 2011 Kingswear Castle

Thames Estuary cruise from Chatham.

6th May 1960 Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth arrives at Torquay for the first time.

5th May 1962 Cardiff Queen

Cardiff Queen rostered for the Cardiff/Weston ferry.

4th May 1953 Maid of the Loch

Maid of the Loch runs trials.

3rd May 1918 Duchess of Devonshire

Duchess of Devonshire being prepared for new season on Bristol Channel.

2nd May 1934 Sandown

Sandown in the fitting out basin at Denny’s yard at Dumbarton.

1st May 2019 Dresden

Paddle steamer parade at Dresden.

30th April 1936 Kenilworth

LNER considering ordering a replacement for Kenilworth.

29th April 1961 Medway Queen

London & Home Counties Branch visit Medway Queen at Strood.

28th April 1901 Majestic

Naval architects pondering how to improve Majestic’s speed.

27th April 1964 Consul

On 27th April 1964 Consul leaves Weymouth for slipping at Poole.

26th April 1927 Waverley

P & A Campbells’s Waverley rostered for a day trip from Brighton to Eastbourne, Hastings and on to Folkestone for two hours ashore.

25th April 1963 Bristol Queen

On 25th April 1963 Bristol Queen was towed out of Weymouth Backwater through the Town Bridge.

24th April 1960 Princess Elizabeth

On Sunday 24th April 1960 Princess Elizabeth was raising steam in preparation for running trials in Southampton Water.

23rd April 1977 Waverley

Waverley’s first trip of the season.

22nd April 1920 Queen

Queen sold for further service at Ardrossan.

21st April 1962 Cardiff Queen

Cardiff Queen packs in a variety of trip options on Easter Saturday.

20th April 1961 Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth sails from Dartmouth to Plymouth for her annual dry-docking 20th April 1961.

19th April 1966 Embassy

Embassy on the Admiralty slipway at Portland.

18th April 1949 Bournemouth Queen

Bournemouth Queen at Bournemouth for a few Easter sailings.

17th April 1947 Merstone

The Southern Railway’s paddle steamer Merstone rescues passengers from Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth which was aground on the Brambles Bank.