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On this day in history - The Waverley passenger steamer was launched

10 October 2011

On this day in history - The Waverley passenger steamer was launched

On 2 October 1946, the passenger steamer Waverley was launched.

On this day in 1946, the paddle steamer Waverley was launched by Lady Matthews, wife of the Chairman of the London & North Eastern Railway, who had ordered the steamer. The Waverley is now the world's last seagoing paddle steamer.

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