Welcome to the

Unofficial Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Web Site

Updated 18 August 2013



Article on her first public sailings 29 March 2013

New official KC web site


Kingswear Castle left Chatham for Dartmouth at 09.00 on 11 December and reached Portland Harbour for shelter at 11.10 on 12 December. She was able to continue her voyage on 18 December, arriving at Dartmouth at 16.00. For full details read the Blog for December 2012.


On 7 February 2013 KC returned to Totnes on trial for the first time since 1965. See pictures on PSPS Scottish Blog (9 February 2013) and video on You Tube. See also Heritage Steamers video of a trip from Totnes to Dartmouth in 1962.


Previously KC had been running trials at Dartmouth. See the local website theviewfromthedartmouthoffice.com and the Blog. For the full story see the PSPS, Kingswear Castle and Dartmouth Rail & River web sites


For full details of KC's operations please see the new official KC web site maintained by the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company.


This site is intended to give KC's friends and supporters an opportunity to publish articles and pictures about one of their favourite ships!

KCs First Public Sailings at Dartmouth

KCís First Sailings of 2012

Re-opening of Southend Pier 19 August 2006

My First Trip of the Season 2004

Special Day Trip to London 14 September 2000

Paddle Steamer Parade 8 October 2000

Kingswear Castle's Weekend on the Thames 2000

Halloween Voyage

Annual Visit to London

Medway Sailing Barge Match 1999

Landing Excursion to Queenborough

The first trip of the 1999 season

Paddle Steamers of the Medway



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