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We are delighted to announce that this week the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust has signed an extended contract with the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company ensuring that

Guy Hundy, who has died aged 79, was a long standing PSPS member, a trustee of the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust and a regular contributor to Paddle Wheels. As

Work has been continuing on KC’s major rebuild with Phase 1 steelwork and underwater work already completed. Here are a few pictures to show you what has been happening. I

This autumn and in the run up to Christmas the newly rebuilt Lake Geneva paddle steamer Rhone has been running lunch cruises on Sundays from Lausanne Ouchy (12.30) to Pully

KC featured in one of the recent episodes of the Stormy Weather series on Times Radio. To tune in and hear the programme again click here: Stormy Weather – Kingswear

To add to the excellent pictures of KC under steam on the River Medina taken by then schoolboy Derek Gawn on 4th May 1969 (see below) here are some more

The work is coming on well and by the time KC goes back into service for the 2023 season all of the work will have been completed from the boiler

Chris Smith, who has died of a heart attack aged 60, played a central role in the return to service of KC in the 1980s and her subsequent operation and

All of us at KC are very saddened to hear of the death of the Queen and send our condolences to the Royal Family. Along with all the multiplicity of

Waverley returned to Swanage for the first time in four years around 12.30pm on Sunday 4th September during a cruise from Southampton and Yarmouth to view the Bournemouth Air Show.

There are still some tickets available for the KC Rebuild Fund Raising Cruise aboard Dart Explorer leaving Dartmouth at 6.15pm due back 8pm on Saturday 13th August priced at Adult

The SGV Company has this season appointed Captain Rebecca Benz to be the first lady in the company’s history to command a paddle steamer on Lake Lucerne. She joined the

Railway historian Tim Dunn was aboard KC in the shipyard on Thursday 14th July to record a piece called Stormy Weather about paddle steamers for Michael Portillo’s slot on Times

The plan of campaign for KC’s major rebuild had been to undertake the work over three winters. However so far this winter and spring things have gone so well that

As the scale of the necessary work for Phase 1 of KC’s rebuild has unfolded as the aft part of the ship has been dismantled her return to service this

Click on the link below to tune in to John Megoran’s YouTube presentation about rebuilding paddle steamers in general and Kingswear Castle in particular:

Work continues on Phase 1 of KC’s rebuild at Dartmouth renewing steelwork of the hull and structure of the ship as necessary and all the decks from the aft boiler

At 6.15pm on Saturday 24th July Kingswear Castle set off from the pontoon at Dartmouth for an evening cruise to help raise funds for the proposed rebuild of the ship

Kingswear Castle returned to service on Tuesday 18th May 2021 taking the 12.15pm harbour cruise from Dartmouth on which she carried almost 80 passengers. The first steam train of the

The MCA attended Kingswear Castle on Tuesday 12th May 2021 for her running trials and examined and monitored the testing of everything on the ship for the renewal of her