PADDLE STEAMER WAVERLEY

 

The Unofficial Site

Updated 7 February 2019 (new format only)

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WAVERLEY ABBEY .... The ruin is situated in the Surrey countryside between Farnham and Godalming. It was the first Cistercian monastery in England. During his travels, Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) visited the ruins and was very impressed by them, so much so that he named his first novel Waverley after the monastery. As Scotland embraced anything to do with Sir Walter, it was inevitable that a ship would carry this name.

Waverley's Official Web Site

 

Waverley over the Years

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The full story of the first phase of Waverley's Heritage Rebuild in 2000

The Rebuild Completion Phase in 2002/03

 

 

 

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Waverley at Erskine 2.40pm on 17 April 2012 en route to Greenock for dry docking

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Waverley in the Garvel Dry Dock on 11 May 2011 (Joe McKendrick)

Passing Dalmuir Sewage Works on 13 October 2011

(Joe McKendrick)

 

 

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Waverley in dry dock in Greenock, May 2010 by Joe McKendrick

Waverley at Coll taken on Monday 7 May 2007 by Geoffrey Vickery 

 

 


Waverley returning to Tarbert Pier to pick up passengers for return trip to Ayr on 22 August 2000.

Image by John Cuckney

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The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world sailing round the coasts of the United Kingdom.... Firth of Clyde, Western Isles, Liverpool and Llandudno, River Thames, Bristol Channel, South Coast....through to October each year.

Paddle Steamer Waverley is operated by Waverley Excursions Ltd and supported by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.

Driven by a 2,100 horse power triple expansion diagonal steam engine, this ship has two bars, dining saloon and accommodates up to 800 passengers.

Full Timetables, Fares and Bookings are available from:

Waverley Excursions Ltd, Waverley Terminal, 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow G3 8HA

Telephone 0845 130 4647 - Credit Card Bookings Taken

Official Waverley Excursions Web Site

Email Waverley Excursions

This unofficial Paddle Steamer Waverley web site is maintained by Martin Longhurst martin.longhurst@zoho.eu . Please note that all enquiries regarding sailings and all other business matters must be addressed to Waverley Excursions Ltd. by post, phone, fax or email.

The views expressed on this site are not necessarily those of Waverley Excursions Limited or the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.


Waverley At North Pier Oban on Saturday 5 May 2007

By Daniel Vickery

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Waverley sailing downriver on her way to Greenock on Sunday 17 August 2008 seen from Coronation Park, Port Glasgow at 1115

By Richard Gleed-Owen

 


Special Features

Waverley Gallery

Waverley Movies

Unofficial Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Web Site

Unofficial Balmoral Home Page


Links

Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Britain's last operational coal fired paddle steamer sailing on the River Dart in Devon

Paddle Steamer Preservation Society The registered charity which supports the continued preservation of P.S. Waverley and P.S. Kingswear Castle - find out how you can help! Membership includes Paddle Wheels colour magazine quarterly.

Maid of the Loch Statically preserved on Loch Lomond in Scotland

Clyde River Steamer Club for those interested in the steamers of the Clyde & the Western Isles and their history, operations and photographs from their first beginnings to the present day.

West Highland Steamer Club, founded in 1967, for those interested in the workings of the Western Isles fleet of David MacBrayne, now known as Caledonian MacBrayne.