Category: Megoran’s Musings

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

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.

3rd February 1963 Tattershall Castle

Pack ice on the Humber makes difficulties for the Hull/New Holland ferries.

2nd February 1964 Medway Queen

Medway Queen in the Nelson Dock at Rothehithe.

1st February 1953 Victoria

Victoria one week after arriving in the Southampton scrapyard.

Paddle Steamer Captain John Hayward

Captain John Hayward’s career on Cunard liners, ocean salvage vessels and a paddle steamer.

31st January 1961 Monarch

Monarch towed from her berth in the Weymouth Backwater and down the harbour to the Pleasure Pier to await the sea-going tug to tow her to the scrapyard in Ireland.

30th January 1970 Duchess of Argyll

Duchess of Argyll in the scrapyard at Newhaven.

29th January 1962 Consul

Consul on the slipway at Weymouth for survey by the Board of Trade.

28th January 1961 Monarch

Two enthusiasts write to the Bournemouth Echo in support of Monarch and paddle steamer sailings to Swanage.

27th January 1967 Capt J C W Iliffe

Cosens’s last master, Capt John Ililffe, left Cosens employ in February 1967 following the announcement of the withdrawal of PS Embassy.

26th January 1961 Monarch

Bournemouth Echo announces Monarch has been sold and the efforts of the PSPS to save her.