Waverley Paddles Again!

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

Waverley Paddles Again!

On Thursday 13th August 2020 Waverley moved under her own steam for the first time since her boiler refit.

Waverley departed Custom House Quay, Greenock at 10am for a day of sea trials, returning nearly seven hours later at 4.50pm. Her trials took her south as far as Largs with her speed touching 15 knots on several occasions.

The business end of the pair of new Cochran boilers in an immaculate engine room.|WEL

Waverley moving under her own power.|Allan Smith

Leaving Custom House Quay behind.|WEL

A five minute drone video of Waverley's departure.|Robert M Wilson

The distinctive twin-wake has not been seen on the Clyde for 22 months.|WEL

25 second video of Waverley's engine running at full speed during the sea trials.|WEL

Waverley’s track with detail inset.|www.MarineTraffic.com

Animated sequence of Waverley's track.|www.MarineTraffic.com

Shimmering in the heat haze off Kilcreggan.|Greg Beecroft

Returning to Greenock.|Greg Beecroft

Head shot.|Roy Tait

Passing the site of the new £19.2m floating pontoon at Greenock’s Ocean Terminal, designed to accommodate cruise ships up to 340m in length.|Roy Tait

Coming back alongside Custom House Quay at 4.50pm.|Greg Beecroft