Tag: Kingswear Castle

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

Kingswear Castle’s Refit 2013-14

Kingswear Castle is the Society’s coal fired river paddle steamer now on extended charter to the Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company and used on summer excursions from Dartmouth and Totnes on the River Dart in South Devon.

Last Clyde Season of the ‘Jeanie Deans’

Fifty summers ago, in 1964, there were still four paddle steamers operating on the Clyde, the Jeanie Deans, Waverley, Caledonia and Talisman.

Kingswear Castle enters service on the Dart

On Friday 29th March Kingswear Castle was once again offering cruises on the River Dart. Her last public sailing on the Dart was in 1965 before she was purchased by the PSPS for the sum of £600. Kingswear Castle’s first sailing in 2013 on the River Dart from Dartmouth was advertised as a Homecoming  Charity Cruise where…
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Kingswear Castle returns to Dartmouth

On 11th December the paddle steamer Kingswear Castle left the Medway, under tow (by the tug Christine) bound for the river Dart, where she was built in 1924 and plied her trade running river trips, until 1965.  She made good progress down channel in good conditions.  With strong southerly winds forecast, she put into Portland Harbour to…
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Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle returning to the River Dart

Kingswear Castle is set to return to the River Dart on a 15 year charter by Dart Pleasure Craft in association with the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company. Kingswear Castle has operated successfully on the River Medway and Thames Estuary since 1985 and it is 47 years since she last sailed her home waters.…
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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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