Tag: Waverley

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

Winter 1995

25 years ago… Chairman’s comments | Commemorative cruises | Waverley’s Thames Diary | And 50 years ago… Lincoln Castle on special duty | Plus 66 years ago… Newhaven to Boulogne aboard Glen Gower

Waverley’s 1981 Re-Boilering – Further Images

A second report on Waverley’s 1981 re-boilering with images previously not shared showing the new boiler being fitted.

Waverley COVID-19 Relief Appeal Approaches Half-Way Mark

Waverley Excursions today issued an update on Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

6th December 1957 Shall we Convert to Oil?

By 6th December 1956 discussions were well in hand in Gourock about converting Jeanie Deans, Jupiter and Waverley from coal to oil firing.

STV News – “Fundraiser Launched for Historic Waverley Paddle Steamer”

Scottish Television News clip with Paul Semple and Iain Quinn talking about Waverley and the fundraising appeal.

Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal

Waverley is now critically short of funds. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to the COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

Waverley Returns to Glasgow

On Wednesday 9th September Waverley sailed from Brodick back to Glasgow Science Centre for her winter lay-up.

12th September 1964 Waverley

Waverley sails to Campbeltown.

Waverley Major Incident at Brodick

On Thursday 3rd September 2020 Waverley’s bow made heavy contact with Brodick Pier resulting in 17 passengers being injured.

Waverley’s Season Extended until 12th September

Waverley’s short season of cruises on the Clyde has been extended and she will now operate until Saturday 12th September 2020.

2nd September 1939 Sussex Coast

With war about to be declared P & A Campbell cancelled all further Sussex Coast sailings and ordered Brighton Queen, Waverley and Glen Gower to return to the Bristol Channel.

Waverley’s First Cruise in 2020

Waverley was able to undertake her first cruise since October 2018 on Saturday 22 August 2020. This took her from Glasgow to Loch Long and Loch Goil, calling at Blairmore.

Waverley 2020 Sailing Programme Announced

Waverley Excursions have announced a two week programme of sailings on the Clyde, from Friday 21st August until Sunday 6th September 2020.

Waverley – Heritage Rebuild Phase I + 20

On this day, exactly 20 years ago, Waverley arrived back in Glasgow having completed the first phase of her extensive Heritage Rebuild.

Waverley Back Home

Waverley returned to her home berth at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Waverley Paddles Again!

Waverley moves under her own power for the first time since her boiler refit.

Waverley Moves to Greenock Custom House Quay

Waverley has moved from her berth in James Watt Dock to Greenock Custom House Quay.

Waverley Boiler Refit – Two Funnels!

The iconic look of Waverley is restored with the refitting of the forward funnel.

Waverley Boiler Refit – One Funnel!

One down, one to go. The aft funnel is refitted as work to complete Waverley’s boiler refit accelerates.

Waverley’s First Weekend in Operation Under Preservation

45 years ago this weekend Waverley was in the midst of her first weekend in operation under Waverley Steam Navigation.

30 Year Look Back – Waverley’s 1990 Season

A look back at Waverley’s 1990 season which began at Easter on the Clyde and finished in mid October on the Bristol Channel.

Easter on Waverley

Greg Beecroft shares some pictures he took of Waverley at Easter 1980.

Waverley’s 2020 Dry Docking

A picture report on Waverley’s recent dry docking.

Waverley Boiler Refit – Progress Report – 12/03/2020

An update on Waverley’s boiler refit.

Waverley in Dry Dock

Earlier this week a funnelless Waverley entered dry dock at Greenock.

Waverley Boiler Refit – Progress Report – 01/02/2020

The first progress report on Waverley’s boiler refit.

Waverley’s Revival Moves Forward

On Tuesday 14th January Waverley was towed from her berth in Glasgow downriver to Dales Marine Services shipyard in Greenock in preparation for her £2.3 million boiler refit.

Autumn 1995

25 years ago… Waverley to the rescue! | Plus 66 years ago… Don Anderson remembered a busy Bristol Channel season

Summer 1995

25 years ago… Three new ships? | And 50 years ago… PS Caledonia sold | Plus 65 years ago… Southend Pier – 16 daily excursion steamer calls

Winter 1994

Launch of Heritage Afloat | Teddy bears at sea | River closures disrupt sailings | Chairman’s notes | A Vice-President’s notebook | And 50 years ago…