The PS Waverley is the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world. Built in 1947 to replace the original Waverley which sank in 1940 during war duty, she boasts an impressive 2100 horsepower, triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, which I was fortunate enough to catch on camera during my cruise in Scotland last summer. After working in a maritime museum I was used to being surrounded by large, static maritime engines and machinery, but seeing one of them in motion added a whole new dimension.
I recommend watching this with the sound on.
I’ll also leave you with a small glimpse of the paddle wheels through the port hole.
For more information, go to the official PS Waverley website: