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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #80 on: May 14, 2010, 12:15 PM »
Thanks Helen, I am currently scanning old photos and adding information to them for future generations.  I will look up the Jeanie Deans on Google to get some further information on her. 

Lynda,

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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #81 on: May 27, 2010, 09:20 AM »

Oh no!  By the time I'd sorted out various logistical issues regarding the Oban/Western Isles weekend, there was no accommodation left in Oban, so I'm not going this year :'( 

So, have a great time, Gavin, the other regulars, my brother Steven & nephew George (Friday only) and anyone else who will be there - and I'll see you at the end of June.

Bon voyage!!
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #82 on: May 30, 2010, 05:54 PM »
Just come back to the computer to see her arriving back at Oban, due at 18.00hrs on Sunday.  See webcams   http://www.oban.org.uk/content/page.php?page_id=50&sub_id=47 on North Pier and  http://www.oban.org.uk/content/page.php?page_id=50&sub_id=60 at the lighhouse/Railway Pier   

After disembarking passengers, she'll be departing for her evening cruise up to Fort William ...
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #83 on: May 30, 2010, 06:19 PM »
Wish I was on board, rather than stuck at home with German flu!
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« Reply #84 on: May 30, 2010, 06:34 PM »

Get well soon, Rob.

You can see her in Oban again on Monday at 10.00 and 19.30, and leaving to head back south at 09.00 on Tuesday - I think I'll probably not be able to watch the final one, as I'll be driving to work at that time.

Looking forward to our get-together at the end of June - less than four weeks now!
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #85 on: Aug 18, 2010, 08:54 PM »
Waverley looking wonderful yesterday

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« Reply #86 on: Aug 18, 2010, 09:35 PM »
Just came off Waverley today....a showery sunny day ( normal summers day in Scotland!! ) It  was glorious as was wee waverley steaming along at a rate of knots....as she approached Dunoon to pick us up on the return journey she sailed straight into a rainbow......it was magnificent!! 

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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #87 on: Aug 21, 2010, 10:37 AM »
Can't resist posting another one as her clyde season draws to an end.

i think this is a simply outstanding shot.

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« Reply #88 on: Aug 21, 2010, 10:41 AM »
Its a cracker....obviously not taken on wednesday as we arrived it was bucketing doon....

Offline Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #89 on: Aug 21, 2010, 11:12 AM »
What an excellent photo.  Well done to the photgrapher for framing the Waverley with the beautiful scenery.  . 
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #91 on: Aug 22, 2010, 02:15 PM »
I thought you would like to see this photo of the Waverley when she was escorting the QV from Greenock in July 2010.  You can see that her engines were working very hard to keep up with the ship.  She looks magnificent.
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #92 on: Aug 23, 2010, 05:07 PM »
Lovely photo Lynda, thanks!!  I think Waverley can do 16 knots fairly easily, a tiny bit more if pushed!
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #93 on: Aug 25, 2010, 12:13 PM »
She's a wee sweetie.....this is her last trip  up the Kyles from  Arran today.....we love hearing the chug chug of her paddles as she approaches the bay,,,,

Offline Clydebuilt1971

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« Reply #94 on: Aug 30, 2010, 09:42 AM »
Lovely photo Lynda, thanks!!  I think Waverley can do 16 knots fairly easily, a tiny bit more if pushed!

Hi All,

Waverley could just touch 18knots on a good calm day. She was hitting in excess of 16knts yesterday evening as we rushed to land an ill passenger at Largs. Unfortunately she sustained damage to her port paddle wheel which meant repairs had to be carried out alongside at Largs. This meant a final return to Glasgow at 0100 !!

Today she undertakes her final Clyde Season cruise after which she will head for the South Coast and Thames. She will return for one final weekend on the Clyde in October.

Thanks to those on the forum who supported to World's only Seagoing Paddlesteamer to date this season!!

Gav (depressed as he is back at work today after a wonderful 12 day cruise on QV in the med)

Offline singlemalt

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« Reply #95 on: Sep 04, 2010, 04:01 PM »

Thanks to those on the forum who supported to World's only Seagoing Paddlesteamer to date this season!!

Gav (depressed as he is back at work today after a wonderful 12 day cruise on QV in the med)

As a Waverley first timer this season; I can DEFINITELY say I'll be back for more!
Just waiting to see how school work pans out first but would love to make it up there for the final Clyde weekend..... and if not; roll on next season. She's a beautiful old lady!

Will you be involved with any ongoing work when she's laid up over the Winter?
If so, you'll have to keep us updated with photos and info  :)


PS Hope your post-cruise blues have disappeared with the sunny weather!
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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #96 on: Sep 20, 2010, 12:53 PM »
Hi Singlemalt,

Post cruise blues were replaced with work blues in the shape of a trip to Calcutta!!  >:( Still I suppose the Emirates Business Class flights made up for it a wee bit (and the view of QE2 when we came into land at Dubai on Sat morning)

On the subject of Waverley I will be involved with her at points throughout the winter on board and through my position on the Council of the PSPS. Any foties I have or take will be posted here no worries. You can also keep up with things at www.pspsscotland.com

The final clyde weekend this year will be an emotional one as Jim McFadzean - Waverley's legendary purser retires after 23yrs!  :-[ The Sunday will be a tear jerker!!

Hope to see you (and others on here) back on the ship again next season.
Gav  :D
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Offline Twynkle

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #97 on: Sep 20, 2010, 07:02 PM »
News of Waverley's travels yesterday

Steaming from Southampton to Weymouth, conditions were such
that PS Waverley's planned call at Bournemouth was cancelled;
it sounded from friend's message that it was a wee bit choppy!

Everyone also enjoyed watching the Rescue Helicopter out on exercise.
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #98 on: Sep 22, 2010, 08:26 AM »
Waverley has suffered quite a bit of disruption for various reasons while on the solent - a pity - she moves onto the Thames at the end of the week so heres hoping for a smoother run. She returns for one day to view the new QE then back to the Clyde. I hope theres a weather window for Lands End or we'll be boatless that weekend  :-[

Offline andyh

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« Reply #99 on: Oct 31, 2010, 06:17 PM »
Here is a View of the Waverley after she followed the Queen Elizabeth out of Southampton on her Maiden Voyage

Offline Twynkle

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« Reply #100 on: Nov 04, 2010, 07:42 PM »
Sea Breezes: the worldwide magazine of ships and the sea.

'Back cover: Paddle steamer Waverley approaching Bournemouth on 9 Sep 2010'
She's looking superb!
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #101 on: May 12, 2011, 01:36 PM »
Glasgow Evening Times has published an article today about the financial difficulties facing the Waverley as a result of rising fuel costs.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/editor-s-picks/high-and-maybe-dry-1.1101039
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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #102 on: May 31, 2011, 01:11 PM »
A wee update on the World's Only Sea Going Paddle Steamer,

She is currently still in Garvel Dry Dock due to delays on works being carried out on her rudder. This was the reason she was unable to carry out her timetabled sailings last weekend on the Clyde. It is hoped that she will commence her Bristol Channel sailings as timetabled on Friday.

Given the volume of pre-booked sailings for last weekend it was a disaster that she was unable to sail - the company could do with the revenue at the moment.

Keep your fingers crossed folks - we're in for a rough season this year!!

Gav

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #103 on: May 31, 2011, 07:56 PM »
I was so sorry to hear about the problems that the Waverley was having.  It must be difficult for the ship to get revenue within in such a short season then to lose out on the Bank Holiday trips that is so sad. 

My fingers and toes are crossed for a successful season for this beautiful ship. 
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #104 on: Aug 18, 2011, 06:53 PM »
There is an article in the Scotsman 17 August 2011 basically saying that there has been a 32% increase in the number of passengers on the Waverley in July 2011 compared to July 2010.  The Charity that owns the Waverley is hoping this increase will help with their financial situation and secure the future of ship.  32,500 sailed on PS Waverley during July. 
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Offline Alistair

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« Reply #105 on: Aug 19, 2011, 06:39 AM »
That's good news and it's nnice to tink we contributed in some small way  :D

Offline Cunarder Man

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« Reply #106 on: Sep 04, 2011, 10:56 AM »
Came across this interesting publication from 1977 Silver Jubilee Souvenir Special, Ayr Edition 10p !
There must be more out there.

Offline Twynkle

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #107 on: Oct 08, 2011, 08:30 AM »
BBC Radio 4 Today programme - is broadcasting a few minutes about Waverley now, Saturday - 8th October.
Listen on iPlayer at about 75 minutes in to broadcast (8.20 am)

Mr James,  Chairman of Steam operating company being interviewed sounding quite optimistic about next season,
appealing for more funds to be added to the 'considerable amount' already collected.
He also mentioned that her final trip could be next weekend.
(A member of the PSPS on board last Saturday,
 said that bookings are already bering taken for next year)

Good luck - and Godspeed to Waverley

link to iplayer here - 'listen again'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/default.stm
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« Reply #108 on: Nov 20, 2011, 09:45 AM »
Here is a film of the "Waverly" going for a trip---"Doon the Watter"--see inside the Wavery's engine room--visit Dumbarton Rock,Kilcreggen,Rothesay--some good views of the Waverly


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Offline Twynkle

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #109 on: Feb 11, 2012, 05:33 PM »
PS Waverley's first visit to London 1978

Thanks to HeritageSteamers
(If I'm not mistaken - you may catch a glimpse of the person who knits all the Funnel hats!)
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Offline Tyne Turbine

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #110 on: Feb 12, 2012, 01:01 AM »
Surprising how these clips have suddenly leapt to prominence in the last day or so having been available on the web for some time, must be the wonders of Facebook.

For any one that is interested in passenger excursion vessels the Heritage Steamers site operated by Andrew Gladwell is well worth a visit as is the Turbine Steamers site by Gordon Stewart.

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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #111 on: Feb 12, 2012, 03:24 PM »
I thought you would like to see this photo of the Waverley when she was escorting the QV from Greenock in July 2010.  You can see that her engines were working very hard to keep up with the ship.  She looks magnificent.

I love your photo because it shows the steam from the whistle!  I love that sound, reminds me how "boring" today's air-whistles sound!
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Offline tramscape

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« Reply #112 on: Feb 13, 2012, 11:19 PM »
Thnaks for the plug TT

www.paddlesteamers.info is the internet's leading regularly updated paddle steamer website  -  many hundreds of illustrated pages to refer to and as "complete" as is feasible

Within that is the website of the Clyde Turbine Steamer Foundation  (  www.paddlesteamers.info/turbines.htm  ) featuring the Clyde turbines, but also all passenger turbine ships including liners but tjhose are not in great detail

Serious preservation campaigning and action where possible is associated with TS Queen Mary (the one who lent its name to Cunards's Queen Mary for many years) which is still with us but needing everyone to rally round her.

I've posted on the separate Queen Mary (II) thread but please visit  www.paddlesteamers.info/QM.htm  where you will find out all there is to know, keep up with the latest developments, see how we try to ensure her survival and invite you to shew your interest in whatever capacity you so wish

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Offline Twynkle

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #113 on: May 13, 2012, 09:19 PM »
PS Waverley is featuring well on TV at the moment!
'Coast' - BBC2
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Offline Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #114 on: Jul 30, 2012, 08:56 AM »
The Waverley will be escorting the Queen Elizabeth out of Greenock on 2 August.  I noticed on the PS Waverley Appreciation Society page on Facebook that there is to be an earlier departure time for the Queen Elizabeth which has resulted in the Waverley's timetable being changed for the boat to leave Glasgow at 13.30.  I am thinking I would like to book tickets for the Waverley to do this trip but will need to check availability soon. 

It is only a month since I was last on the Waverley and already I have withdrawal symptoms.   :)
« Last Edit: Jul 30, 2012, 07:02 PM by Lynda »
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #115 on: Aug 02, 2012, 09:44 PM »
We had an absolutely amazing day onboard PS Waverley sailing from Glasgow to Greenock down the Clyde then escorting Queen Elizabeth from Greenock down the Clyde.  We were blessed with good weather and once again Waverley excelled.  ;D

I will post some photos tomorrow. 
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« Reply #116 on: Aug 08, 2012, 06:01 PM »
the Waverley from QE last week ;)

Offline Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #117 on: Aug 08, 2012, 06:11 PM »
Brilliant photos and we had such beautiful weather which made the day even more special.   :)
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #118 on: Aug 08, 2012, 08:51 PM »
I think these photos are from the day of QE's visit too


Waverley Heading Home by Dave Forbes Photography, on Flickr


PS Waverley at Greenock by Dave Forbes Photography, on Flickr


Paddle Steamer Waverley by Dave Forbes Photography, on Flickr
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #119 on: Oct 19, 2012, 06:24 PM »
She's currently making the long voyage from Southampton to Glasgow, having been stuck in Southampton for a few days due to bad weather.

Currently making more than 15 knots - go Waverley!

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