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PS Waverley

Paddle Steamer Waverley

The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world....

Waverley is powered by a triple expansion reciprocating steam engine with steam pressure supplied by an oil fired boiler. The engine turns a single shaft with the two paddle wheels attached - one each on port and starboard sides. The two paddle wheels turn together - and cannot be turned in opposite directions. To turn the paddles against each other would make the ship unstable and liable to capsize.

PS Waverley - main engine crossheads

Main engine crossheads - PS Waverley

PS Waverley - big ends

Big end cranks - main drive shaft - PS Waverley

PS Waverley - watch engineer

Watch engineer maintaining engine room log- PS Waverley

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