The world's last seagoing paddle steamer has returned to Kent after four years.
The Waverley was spotted sailing along the Thames as it arrived at the Town Pier in Gravesend this morning.
She was last seen on the river in 2018 and since then had the boiler replaced and seen some major refurbishment work thanks to successful public fundraising appeals.
The vessel was built in 1946 and made her maiden voyage a year later along Loch Long and Long Goil in Scotland.
In 1974, the ship was sold for £1 and then operated in preservation the following year.
Waverley’s general manager, Paul Semple, said: "I am delighted to announce that Waverley will make her triumphant return to cruising the River Thames and Thames Estuary allowing everyone the opportunity to step aboard and enjoy the unique experience of sailing on a paddle steamer.
"Earlier this season Waverley celebrated the 75th anniversary since their maiden voyage, a milestone very few Clyde steamers have reached.
"With the beat of her paddles, the sound of her whistle and the aroma of hot oil in her engine room, Waverley comes alive as she takes passengers on a nostalgic journey.
"I know many will be pleased to see the sight of her famous red, white and black funnels in the coming weeks."
Planned sailings include a 'Great Day of Steam' on October 3 and an evening cruise from Gravesend on September 30 to sail up the 'Twinkling Thames'.
Tickets for all of Waverley’s London and Thames sailings can be booked online by clicking here.
Alternatively, call 0141 243 2224.