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Name Official number Flag IMO
WAVERLEY  169494  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1947  02/10/1946  05/06/1947 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Excursion  Steel Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
A. & J. Inglis Ltd., Glasgow   1330 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
693 grt / 327 nrt / 239 ft 11 in  57 ft 3 in (extreme)    6 ft 3 in 
Engine builder Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
Engine detail
Diagonal T3cyl (24, 39, 62 x 66in), side paddle wheels, 2100ihp, 14 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
London and North Eastern Railway, Glasgow  Glasgow   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1948 British Transport Commission, Glasgow
1951 Caledonian Steam Packet Company Ltd., Glasgow
1974 Caledonian MacBrayne Holdings Ltd., Glasgow
1974 Waverley Steam Navigation Company Ltd., Glasgow 
Vessel history
Operated on the Clyde for the LNER, BTC, Caledonian Steam Packet Company and Caledonian Macbrayne.
Withdrawn in 1973 she was sold for one pound to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society who embarked on a restoration project. She made her first sailings under the Waverley Steam Navigation Co. in 1974.
She was reboilered in 1981 and in 2000 received a massive rebuilt at Great Yarmouth. This was completed in two stages and brought her back to near original condition albeit without her two after lifeboats.
She is part of the National Historic Fleet, Core Collection. She has travelled far and wide from her native Clyde since preservation circumnavigating Great Britain and has also visited Northern Ireland and Eire. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
  In Service  
Disposal Detail
Still in service 2015. 
 

 



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