(Brief) Progress Report

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

Report by Gordon A Reid, Project Manager, WEL.

All areas of rebuild completion going to programme.

  • Boilers back in steam, safety valves floated to MCA satisfaction today.
  • Fully refurbished lifeboats with new engines tested today and averaging 7.5 knots.
  • Davits load tested today to MCA satisfaction.
  • Inclining experiment tomorrow (23rd May) during slack water at 4pm.
  • Loadline survey and ship’s systems all ready for MCA survey 28th to 30th May.
  • Crew arrive 2nd June.
  • Sea Trials 4th June.
  • Passenger certificate issue planned for 6th June.
  • Departure for Glasgow 9th June.