Category: Megoran’s Musings

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

5th March 1967 Caledonia

Caledonia in service on the ferry run to Millport.

4th March 1957 Zostera Grass in Poole Harbour

Debate in the Bournemouth Echo about the possible advantages of reintroducing Zostera weed into Poole Harbour.

3rd March 2001 Kingswear Castle

KC takes a stand at the South East England Tourist Board Travel Trade Fair at Brighton.

2nd March 1932 Royal Eagle

Royal Eagle was alongside the fitting out berth at the Cammell Laird Shipyard at Birkenhead.

1st March 1961 Monarch

Monarch at last leaves Weymouth for the scrapyard in Cork.

28th February 1968 Cardiff Queen

Cardiff Queen towed from Barry to Newport.

27th February 1957 Dextrous

Dextrous sets off from her builders on the Clyde for Portsmouth.

26th February 1949 Lucy Ashton

Lucy Ashton was now laid up with the boiler blown down in Bowling Harbour.

25th February 1947 Cardiff Queen

Preparation for Cardiff Queen’s launch and move to Fairfield’s fitting out basin at Govan.

24th February 1950 Monarch

Monarch arrived in Milford Haven having left Weymouth early the day before under tow for her passage along the Dorset, Devon and Cornish coasts before crossing the Bristol Channel past Lundy Island.

23rd February 1948 Lucy Ashton

Lucy Ashton’s funnel painted buff with a black top.

22nd February 1965 Caledonia

Caledonia on the slipway at Lamont’s Shipyard Port Glasgow.

21st February 1941 HMS Aristocrat

HMS Aristocrat ex Talisman is inspected.

20th February 1950 Aberdare

Cargo paddle steamer Aberdare launched at William Denny’s Clyde shipyard.

19th February 1966 Vecta

After a windy voyage Vecta arrives in Cardiff from Weymouth

18th February 1950 Monarch

The news was now out that Cosens’s first twin funnelled Monarch was to be sold for scrap.

17th February 1966 Vecta

Vecta leaves Weymouth after a refit by Cosens bound for Cardiff.

16th February 1962 Swanage Queen

Captain Townsend buys Swanage Queen.

15th February 1934 Jeremiah Dwyer

Jeremiah Dwyer is looking to buy a paddle steamer.

14th February 1945 Dresden Paddle Steamers

Dresden paddle steamers damaged in bombing raids.

13th February 1978 Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle’s last voyage in steam.

12th February 2001 Kingswear Castle

Visit to Wellman Robey to check on progress with KC’s new boiler.

11th February 1948 Tattershall Castle

Crew training for the new radar set which had been installed aboard Humber paddle steamer Tattershall Castle.

10th February 1970 Eppleton Hall

Eppleton Hall was off the coast of Mexico steaming north west towards Manzanillo.

9th February 1836 Flamer

The paddle steamer Flamer endures a difficult passage from Guernsey to Weymouth in a gale.

8th February 1960 Humber Ferry Service

How often did the Humber paddle steamer ferry service run between Hull and new Holland in the winter of 1959/60?

7th February 1957 Capt Shippick

Captain Shippick writes another letter to the Bournemouth Echo.

6th February 1961 Monarch

Monarch’s tug Salvonia leaves Weymouth without her.

5th February 1964 Balmoral

Balmoral arrives at Weymouth for refit work by Cosens.

4th February 1965 Consul

Consul’s last voyage in steam from Weymouth to Dartmouth.