Tag: Compton Castle

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

9th June 1960 South Coast Snapshot

What were the eleven South Coast paddle steamers doing on Thursday 9th June 1960?

19th September 1959 River Dart Paddle Steamers

What were the River Dart paddle steamers Compton Castle, Kingswear Castle and Totnes Castle doing on this day?

Autumn 1988

Bristol Channel highlights | Pleasure cruising from East Sussex | Up the creek without paddles | And 50 years ago…

Autumn 1982

Waverley cruising round Great Britain | Just part of the KC story | Compton Castle’s new role | Maritime England Rally 1982

Autumn 1980

In the wake of the Dunkirk paddlers | Kingswear Castle | Compton Castle | Medway Queen | Ryde Queen | Plans to save Lincoln Castle | Royal Navy paddle tugs withdrawn

Summer 1978

An epic voyage | Thousands welcome Waverley on the South Coast | Lincoln Castle is withdrawn | Prince Charles opens Clyde Room | Compton Castle sold

Winter 1969

PSPS 10th anniversary celebration | PS Ryde | Compton Castle | Humber ferries | In European waters

Spring 1965

Consul moves again | Portsmouth paddlers | River Dart Steamboat Co. | Clyde notes | Queensferry passage ferries | London & Home Counties Branch

Autumn 1964

Round the Isle of Wight | Medway Queen | River Dart Steamboat Company | The road to the Isle, 1964 | Scottish notes | Weymouth notes | Portsmouth paddlers

Autumn 1962

Visit to Medway Queen | Portsmouth paddlers | PS Swanage Queen | Clyde steamers | River Dart steamers

Compton Castle Engine Move

The engine from Kingswear Castle’s sister Compton Castle has been moved from Blackgang Chine on the Isle of Wight to Kingswear for eventual display.

PS Compton Castle Engine Acquired

We are pleased to report that the engine and some related machinery from PS Compton Castle have been acquired by our associated charity Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust Ltd

Society Paddler embarks on 25th Sailing Season!

(pics courtesy of Capt John Megoran) As you may or may not know the PSPS have another paddlesteamer by the name of Kingswear Castle. This immaculate little paddler is based at Chatham Historic Dockyard and was built in 1924 for service on the River Dart along with two sister ships PS Compton Castle and PS…
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