These terrific pictures come from the family album of Steve Kelley, with whom's kind permission they are shown here. They mostly feature Steve's Grandfather, Capt. W Kelley, who was Master of PS Royal Sovereign for many years. For ease of download speed the full sized pictures can be opened by clicking on the smaller thumbnail pictures.
Capt Kelley overseeing landing operations at Margate Jetty
Capt Kelley on the bridge looking forward whilst at sea
With colleague by the paddle box
At Southend Pier
This picture shows how the paddlebox top was used for Capt. Kelley to improve the navigation view
A nice deck view. This also shows the glass tiles in the deck, which gave some light to the saloon below
For a 1958 newspaper article regarding Captain Kelley please click here.
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