09.06.17
GARVEL
PS Waverly in Garvel for annual overhaul


PS Waverley is the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world. Built in 1946 by A. & J. Inglis of Glasgow.


Owned by London & North Eastern Railway 1946 – 1948. Caledonian Steam Packet Company 1948 – 1973 and Waverley Excursions to the present day. 693 grt, 73m long and 17.5m beam.


The vessel docked at Garvel for 15 days to carry out annual overhaul including:

 - Sea valve removal for overhaul

 - Hull ultrasonic thickness survey

 - Hull HP wash and paint including decorative painting and window varnishing

 - Rudder checks and calibrations

 - Starboard springbeam removed and replaced with new

- Paddle wheel radius rods and bushes renewed

- Port alternator removed to workshop for overhaul

- High pressure steam pipe repairs

- Fuel tank cleaning for class survey