Paddle Steamer ‘Waverley’ at Science Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the Paddle Steamer,’Waverley’ which has a long association with Glasgow, Scotland.

Summary facts and information as follows:

  • Built 1946, Glasgow.
  • Operated on a commercial basis, on the Firth of Clyde, until withdrawn from service in 1973.
  • Ownership transferred to a charitable (not-for-profit) entity called Paddle Steamer Preservation Society in 1974 and subsequently restored.
  • Ranks as last seagoing passenger-carrying steamer in the world and listed as part of the (British) National Historic Fleet.
  • Tonnage: 693 grt. Speed: 14 knots. Power: Triple expansion steam engine. Passengers: Up to 925.
  • Now engaged in excursions around the Firth of Clyde (Scotland) and other parts of the British coast.
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