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Kingswear Castle PS rebuild progress #747029
05/07/22 10:04 PM
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For those that have an interest in paddle steamers, some shots of the work in progress in the yard on the Dart.

In all her glory last year.

[Linked Image]


Regards Richard

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Re: Kingswear Castle PS rebuild progress [Re: +8Rich] #747036
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A lot of work needed there Rich!


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Re: Kingswear Castle PS rebuild progress [Re: +8Rich] #747040
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My office used to overlook the Medway and I regularly saw her doing pleasure cruises from Thunderbolt Pier in Chatham Historic Dockyard. We did have her down to do pleasure trips during MOG13 when it was held in Canterbury, but she was moved back to the Dart before MOG13 took place.


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Re: Kingswear Castle PS rebuild progress [Re: +8Rich] #747047
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ouch, that looks like a big rebuild


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Re: Kingswear Castle PS rebuild progress [Re: +8Rich] #747052
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Must be quite a sight out at sea on positioning cruises.


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Re: Kingswear Castle PS rebuild progress [Re: +8Rich] #747056
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She is a lovely old thing and the sound of the paddles and the boiler are really nice when she is under way, she is a very popular feature of the river.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
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Re: Kingswear Castle PS rebuild progress [Re: +8Rich] #747071
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We had the Waverley based in Swansea that did Bristol Channel routes and pleasure cruises.
Just did a search and she’s still going strong.
https://waverleyexcursions.co.uk/
Hmmmm maybe not the same ship as the Swansea one! Further reading says she did a stint in the Bristol Channel so perhaps she is the one.

Last edited by sospan; 06/07/22 09:59 AM.

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Re: Kingswear Castle PS rebuild progress [Re: sospan] #747097
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She used to ply back and forth from Weymouth/Swanage to the Isle of Wight and back in the summer season. Maybe 25 years ago?


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Re: Kingswear Castle PS rebuild progress [Re: +8Rich] #747116
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I had an unscheduled return trip on the Waverley from Penzance to St Marys IOS when the Scillonian suffered an engine failure one year.

It was a rather interesting lumpy trip but my interest in the engine room as viewed from the gallery prevented me from honking, lovely old craft.

Just found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl8wgJ0ecw8



Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1993 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: Kingswear Castle PS rebuild progress [Re: +8Rich] #747291
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For those with any interest in paddle steamers.. There is a ink below. I sailed on the Waverley out of Oban, and round the Island of Staffa, where Waverley stopped for long enough adjacent to Fingal`s cave to play Mendelssohn`s Hebridean overture on the ships loudspeaker system. I have had the good fortune to sail to Staffa and walk into Fingal`s cave on a couple of occasions..Quite special.

https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/page/waverley-excursions-paddle-steamer-waverley-glasgow

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