Waverley paddle steamer 'will not sail in 2019' [BBC News]





Date: 10/05/2019

The Waverley paddle steamer has been withdrawn from service for the first time in 45 years due to mechanical problems. Work on the 73-year-old ship's boilers has been ongoing since February. It was hoped repairs could be carried out in time for the launch of its summer sailings from the River Clyde in Glasgow. But now the operators have announced that the boilers must be replaced if the ship is to sail again in 2020.


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The paddle steamer is withdrawn from service for the first time in 45 years due to mechanical problems.

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PS Waverley at Arrochar Pier in September 1955.
Location: Arrochar Pier
Company: Piers on the Firth of Clyde
06/09/1955 A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)
PS Waverley heads to Glasgow in 1993 passing the old Erskine Ferry slipway, viewed from the Erskine Bridge.
Location: Erskine Ferry
Company: Piers of the Clyde
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PS Waverley at speed off Wemyss Bay on 11 July 2017. Unfortunately she has been off service for several days now due to repairs to her air-pump. Not ideal at the height of the Clyde season.
Location: Wemyss Bay Pier
Company: Piers on the Firth of Clyde
11/07/2017 Colin Miller