View Full Version : Waverley through the years

France Fenwick
04-28-2012, 20:41
Waverley departs Gourock in 1968 as a "banana boat" enters the picture from upstream.

France Fenwick
04-28-2012, 21:17
Waverley under the command of David Neil turning at Blyth with the aid of anchor and wind in distinctly blustery conditions on her first call.


France Fenwick
04-28-2012, 21:21
Coming alongsie at Blyth in May, 1981.

France Fenwick
04-28-2012, 21:55

Blyth proving that even in the month of May in testing conditions from such a "regular" departure point there exists a market.

France Fenwick
04-28-2012, 22:07

Thirty years after the voyage in my previous post, WAVERLEY looks superb arriving at Rothesay under the command of Captain Ian Clark on 27th. August, 2011.

04-28-2012, 23:05
Thanks for those FF

Seeing her a Blyth is a refreshing change

Your point about May ................. one which we are in complete agreement as you know, my friend !


France Fenwick
04-29-2012, 00:49
Many thanks Tramscape.

Here are a couple from the same month on the Tyne at Newcastle.

The worrying thing is that I first met No.6 on this visit to the Tyne.

04-29-2012, 01:22
Ha !

Photo of W and the Tyne Bridge - brilliant ! Never seen one before

02-19-2013, 00:33
Off Millport around 1981, (before she gave up smoking) those lovely warm funnels.

Believe it or not the amazing sunrise that greeted us on the way home from the infamous first Garlieston/IOM trip

Undertow into Penzance after damaging a paddle wheel circa 1985

While shipwrecked at Penzance time for a quick spruce up, she is the second "smertest boat in the trade" after all, Chust as Dougie would tell you himself!

France Fenwick
02-19-2013, 00:59
Thanks OS for this dip into the archives. More memories.

02-20-2013, 12:34

A very busy, "well dressed" ship at anchor off Lundy around 1985.

02-20-2013, 12:43
Two of my fellow crewmates aboard a first season Balmoral proudly show us their discharge books, blissfully unaware we are about to be rammed by "The Last Seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World".