Completion Phase Diary

17 May 2002

HLF Announcement

14 October 2002

Waverley steams to Great Yarmouth

22 October 2002

Getting Started

29 October 2002

Stripping Out

30 October 2002

Dismantling Continues

4 November 2002

Jeanie Deans Lounge stripped out

6 November 2002

Ian McMillan on television!

8 November 2002

Waverley to be Lifted

11 November 2002

Lifting barge stormbound

12 November 2002

Gordon Reid enters low pressure bore

14 November 2002

Picture for Bristol Evening Post

25 November 2002

On the barge at last!

27 November 2002

Waverley up in the air!

4 December 2002

Plating under way

5 December 2002

More plating

6 December 2002

Fabrication of new forward deck house under way

20 December 2002

Hull plating and double bottom near completion

21 December 2002

The view from across the River

7 January 2003

Around the paddler with Guy Frankham

9 January 2003

Making and fitting new paddle eyes and new wooden grating

15 January 2003

Hull plating nears completion

21 January 2003

Riveting and joinery on belting and landing platform grid under way

24 January 2003

Re-floating Planned

6 February 2003

Final work on the lifting barge

7 February 2003

Refloating operation

7 February 2003

Waverley is towed up river to George Prior's yard

7 February 2003

First WebCam picture

12 February 2003

Crankshaft Refurbishment

14 February 2003

Around the ship with Andrew Gladwell

21 February 2003

Mast, Decking and Crew Accommodation

27 February 2003

Masts, Promenade Decking and Riveting

5 March 2003

Riveting - The Movie Revised

10 March 2003

Forward Deck Shelter Lifted On Board

11 March 2003

Press Release Issued

11 March 2003

More Pictures from Guy Frankham

13 March 2003

Progress Report

15 March 2003

First PSPS Visit to George Prior's Shipyard

27 March 2003

Wheelhouse lifted back

31 March 2003

View across the River

2 April 2003

In-situ boring, condenser re-tubing and paddle float construction

2 April 2003

In-situ boring - The Movie

16 April 2003

Main Engine Crankshaft Reinstated

30 April 2003

Inspection of refurbished valves

3 May 2003

Second PSPS Visit to George Prior's Shipyard Part 1 2 3 4 5

22 May 2003

Progress Report

4 June 2003

Sea Trials

8 June 2003

Finishing Touches

9 June 2003

Farewell to Great Yarmouth

10 June 2003

Douglas (the man who "bought" the WAVERLEY for the historic 1 from Caledonian MacBrayne in 1974) McGowan  issues Press Release

11 June 2003

The voyage north-about

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