Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Eight - Pre-Victorian to the present day - more aspects - The White Funnel Fleet - P & A Campbell Limited

The paddle steamer 'Waverley' was originally built as the 'Barry' in 1907 at the Clydeside yard of John Brown & Co. The photograph was taken during her trials, is accredited to the Mitchell Library and taken from a great volume, 'The Barry Railway Steamers' by M. A. Tedstone. [353] [354]

A postcard image from August 1934 also borrowed from 'The Barry Railway Steamers' a fine history of the struggle to outdo and undo the Campbell brothers monopoly of trade in the Bristol Channel. [353] [356]

She had other names being 'Barryfield in the years 1917 - 1920 and 'Snaefell' 1939 - 1941. It was in July 1941 that she was lost after being attacked by enemy aircraft. Her vital statistics were 497 tons gross register, 201 net tons. She was 225' - 6 " long x 26' - 6 " breath x 8' - 7 " depth. [154]

Her wartime service began when she was acquisitioned for minesweeping duties by the Admiralty shortly after the commencement of WWII. At the end of May 1940 whilst evacuating about 600 troops from Dunkirk she was attacked by 12 Heinkel bombers. She downed two of them but three bombs hit and 350 men went down with her.

P. S. 'Waverley'
A photograph of P.S. 'Waverley', I believe off Flat Holm, the subject of another postcard held within the extensive Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [20180104]
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