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PS Waverley (ex - Barry)


Waverley in an official photograph obtained from P & A Campbell Ltd by Nigel Lawrence who kindly allowed its use on this web page


Launched on 4th May 1907 by John Brown at Clydebank
Engines : Compound diagonal 25.5 and 54 in x 54 in
Dimensions : 225.5 ft x 26.6 ft
471 Gross Registered Tonnes

Built as PS Barry for the Barry Railway Company in their new venture to capture a share of the Bristol Channel excursion trade
On the withdrawal of the Barry company from steamer operations in 1910 she passed to the Bristol Channel Passenger Boats Ltd
Came into Campbell ownership in 1911
Requisitioned in World War I, being stationed in Greece, based in Salonika and taking part in the Gallipoli landings.
Refitted by her builders in 1920
Renamed Waverley in 1926 and sent to the Brighton station replacing Ravenswood
Became HMS Snaefell in World War II and sent to the Tyne, based at North Shields
Attended Dunkirk where she was involved in the rescue of her grounded stablemate Glen Gower.
Sunk in a bombing raid off Sunderland on July 5th, 1941

She was found by divers eight miles off the north east coast of England in 2010


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