Waverley Presentation

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Technical lecture
05 September 2019 18:30 - 20:00
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Description

PS Waverley is the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer. In one vessel the Waverley combines two amazing tales of survival. She is a beautiful example of mid-20th century steamship design, and a product of Glasgow’s once proud shipbuilding industry. The Waverley is also the last to continue that Glaswegian tradition of going “doon the watter” – pleasure cruising on the Clyde – and in doing so maintains a historical link between Glasgow and the coastal towns of the firth.


Built in 1947, she has operated for over seventy years, the majority of it in preservation. That she has survived this long is due to the tireless efforts of those who sail and maintain her.

The presentation will cover the history of the Waverley, its maintenance and engineering systems. It will also explain how boiler problems prevented Waverley sailing in 2019 and the challenges of providing new boilers so that the ship can sail in 2020.



His presentation will cover the history of the ship, its maintenance and engineering systems. It will also explain how boiler problems prevented Waverley sailing in 2019 and the challenges of providing new boilers so that the ship can sail in 2020.
If event is fully booked please email ken.brown@member.imeche.org to be added to an event reserve list.

Speaker(s)

David Shirres is a retired railway engineer who is Editor of Rail Engineer magazine and also Secretary of the IMechE’s Railway Division in Scotland. He was an engineering volunteer on the paddle steamer Waverley from 2009 until 2016 during which time he produced a technical guide to the ship.

Address

Jury's Inn Glasgow
80 Jamaica St
Glasgow
G1 4QG
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Ken Brown
United Kingdom
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