Belle Books & Stories
Stormy Weather - Kingswear Castle
Tim Dunn transport historian and enthusiast celebrates Britain's coastal cruising heritage.
The first of five inspiring stories of ships that still play an important part in our maritime history.
PS Kingswear Castle is the last coal fired paddle steamer in the UK. Tim talked with John Megoran (Captain and General Manager for over 30 years) as he discovers this iconic ship undergoing a major rebuild ahead of her 100th anniversary. We also find out about the unique part ship with the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company.
Stormy Weather tells the story of five iconic ships:
- PS Waverley
- PS Medway Queen
- PS Kingswear Castle
- MV Balmoral
- TS Queen Mary
The series was inspired by the book Hurricane Hutch's Top 10 Ships of the Clyde.