October 2, 2014

This day in history:
On October 2nd 1947 the new paddle steamer Waverley was launched from A. & J. Inglis's yard on the Clyde. The Waverley is the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer, replacing another vessel of the same name, which was lost during the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk. The ship is nearly 240 feet long but only 30 feet wide. Originally coal-fired, she now runs on oil. read more

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