Category: Megoran’s Musings

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

27th November 1903 Cleethorpes

Diver summoned to retrieve Cleethorpes’s forward port gangway door from the bottom.

26th November 1903 Barry Railway Company

Barry Railway Company sent out a press release announcing their intention to run passenger steamers on the Bristol Channel.

25th November 1967 Queen of the South

Queen of the South for sale.

24th November 1969 Eppleton Hall

On her first day out from Mindello Eppleton Hall loses her vacuum.

22nd November 1962 Mrs Cecile Beckett

Captain Defrates has a lodger.

21st November 1961 Alumchine

Alumchine break-in.

20th November 1903 Cleethorpes

The paddle steamer Cleethorpes left her builders yard in Dundee for the Humber.

19th November 1969 Eppleton Hall and Old John

Old John makes things happen for Eppleton Hall moored in Mindello Harbour.

18th November 1969 Eppleton Hall

Eppleton Hall alongside at Mindello in the Cape Verde Islands.

17th November 1966 Talisman

Thursday 17th November 1966 was Talisman’s last day in service.

16th November 1898 Captain William Cosens

Captain William Cosens, brother of Captain Joseph Cosens founder of Cosens & Co, buried in Melcombe Regis.

15th November 1962 Sandown

Sandown leaves Weymouth for Portsmouth.

14th November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans ties up on buoys at Chatham off Thunderbolt Pier.

13th November 1962 Bristol Queen

Bristol Queen arrives in Weymouth.

12th November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Having already topped up her bunkers at Holyhead and Falmouth on the way, Jeanie Deans makes a call at Southampton to top them up once again.

11th November 1963 Caledonia

On Monday 11th November 1963 Caledonia came close to being blown ashore on the rocks off Millport after damaging her port paddle wheel.

10th November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans sets off from Holyhead for Falmouth.

9th November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans puts into Holyhead for bunkers.

8th November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans stormbound off the Isle of Man.

7th November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans hove to off the Isle of Man.

6th November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans takes on water at Stranraer.

5th November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans leaves the Clyde.

4th November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans takes on fuel and it does not go well.

3rd November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans runs trials on the Clyde.

2nd November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans shifts ship to the fitting out basin at Lamont’s Shipyard Port Glasgow.

1st November 1965 Jeanie Deans

We travel up from Weymouth to Port Glasgow to join Jeanie Deans.

31st October 1948 Solent Queen

Red Funnel’s Solent Queen arrived at the scrapyard of T W Ward at Grays in Essex.

28th October 1897 Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice rammed by Royal Mail Line’s Atrato at Southampton.

27th October 1955 Captain Baker’s Plans

Might Rochester Queen come to sail from Bournemouth?

26th October 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans on the slipway at Lamont’s Shipyard, Port Glasgow.