Category: National

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

KC Rebuild Fund Raising Cruise

There are still some tickets available for the Rebuild Fund Raising Cruise aboard Dart Explorer on Saturday 13th August. For more details or to make a donation check out the Kingswear Castle website: KC Rebuild Fund Raising Cruise – Kingswear Castle

First Lady Paddle Steamer Captain

The SGV Company has appointed its first lady captain. For more details check out the news feature on the Kingswear Castle website: First Lady Paddle Steamer Captain – Kingswear Castle

Recording for Times Radio Aboard KC

A recording about paddle steamers for Times Radio was made aboard KC in the shipyard on 14th July. For more details check out the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust website: 14th July 2022: Recording for Times Radio aboard KC – Kingswear Castle

KC to Return to Service in 2023

The plan of campaign for KC’s major rebuild had been to undertake the work over three winters. However so far this winter and spring things have gone so well that a decision has now been taken to keep her in the shipyard over the summer and autumn and continue working on her making use of…
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KC Rebuild Update May 2022

Work is continuing apace on the first phase of KC’s major rebuild at Dartmouth. Renewal of the hull strake beneath the deck port side aft of the paddle box New plating inside aft saloon port side Scrap steel cut away from the hull and bulkheads Ships are built for a lifespan of about 25 years.…
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An Exciting Weekend on the Waverley

The middle weekend of August visit several ports, including Ardrishaig for the first time in 20 years.

Waverley Arriving at Ardrishaig

Michael Girvan of Skyrise Aerial Media has kindly provided a video and photographic record of Waverley’s arrival in to Ardrishaig after an absence of 20 years.

Waverley for Ardrishaig

Waverley will make a rare visit to Ardrishaig on Sunday 15th August.

Waverley Update

A summary of Waverley’s 2021 Clyde sailing season so far.

KC Fund Raising Cruise

Fund raising cruise for KC’s rebuild.

Wingfield Castle Update July 2021

Hartlepool Borough Council allocates £4 million for the restoration of Wingfield Castle.

KC Update 19th July 2021

KC’s passenger capacity increased in line with the relaxation of Government Covid restrictions.

Waverley on the Clyde 2021

Waverley’s season is progressing well during a period of very fine weather.

Waverley has Returned to Service

Waverley welcomed her first passengers of the 2021 season aboard on Tuesday June 29 with everyone enjoying the idyllic sailing conditions.

Waverley’s Clyde 2021 Summer Sailings Announced

Following the successful completion of Waverley’s sea trails last week, Waverley Excursions has published the Clyde 2021 timetable.

Crew Positions on Waverley this Season

Waverley is currently recruiting crew for the 2021 season.

18th May 2021 KC Returns to Service

First day of the 2021 season for Kingswear Castle.

Waverley Leaves Dry Dock

On 13 May 2021 Waverley exited dry dock at Greenock and returned to Pacific Quay, Glasgow after running trials down the Firth of Clyde.

KC Update 11th May 2021

KC completed running trials with the MCA for the renewal of her Passenger Certificates.

KC Back in the Water

Kingswear Castle came off the slipway on Monday and is now being prepared for running trials next week.

DSRRB Co Wins Heritage Railway Award

Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Co have won the 2021 Heritage Railway Association award for the outstanding visitor attraction.

Waverley Enters Dry Dock

Earlier this week Waverley Excursions reported that Waverley had left her winter berth in Glasgow to sail down river under her own power to Greenock for her annual dry docking.

Kingswear Castle Update

Dartmouth Steam Railway re-opens.

Firecrest Steams Again

On Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021, Paddle Steamer Firecrest had her first proper paddle down the water in over 42 years.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle up on the slipway getting ready for the 2021 season.

New Website for the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust

The Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust has a new website.

First PSPS Online Presentation

Watch again the first PSPS online presentation entitled “Waverley – Achieving 2020 and Beyond”.

Society’s First Online Talk Announced

We are delighted to announce the details for our first ever online live presentation which will take place on Friday 12th February at 7:30pm GMT/UTC.

Paddle Steamer Waimarie, New Zealand

UK built PS Waimarie is New Zealand’s only operational coal fired paddle steamer.

Waverley COVID-19 Relief Appeal Passes 60% of Target

Waverley Excursions today issued an update on Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.