Preparatory Work Under Way

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

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Port sponson looking aft, completely stripped. Exposed paddle drum top has been prepared for removal.
Port sponson looking forward.
Starboard sponson looking forward. Debris is from dining saloon.
Dining saloon looking aft – deckhead and fixed seating removed, tables and seats partially removed.
Dining saloon looking forward.
Effect of removals on ship’s draught – approximately. 18″ less forward and 12″ less aft.

All photographs by Gordon Reid.