THE world's last sea- going paddle steamer is appealing for its first 1947 crew to get in touch.
As the PS Waverley celebrates the 65th anniversary of its first sailing the hunt is on to find any surviving crew.
Any passengers who were on the first trip have also been invited along to reminisce about their experiences.
This year, as well as the vessel's birthday, the Waverley is celebrating the 200th anniversary of steam navigation on the Clyde, with the launch in 1812 of Henry Bell's Comet, the world's first commercial steam-driven ship, built in Port Glasgow.
The chairman of the Waverley's Development Board, Charlie Gordon, said: "We would be delighted to meet and sail with some of the original passengers, crew and workers from 1947."
Named after Sir Walter Scott's first novel, Waverley was launched at the A. & J. Inglis yard in Glasgow in 1946, entering service in June 1947.
Her first captain was John Cameron, with William Summers her Chief Engineer.
The famous steamer was built for the London and North Eastern Railway Co to sail from Craigendoran Pier to Arrochar as part of the 'Three Lochs Tour', a route that she still sails today.
In 1973, after the ship was dropped from service by operators Caledonian MacBrayne, the 693 tonne vessel was bought by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society for just £1.
It underwent a £7million refurbishment in 2003 to restore its saloons and bars.
Those who can prove their connection to the Waverley will be invited to join a champagne breakfast and special sailing on Saturday, June 16.
If you were involved with the maiden voyage, and would like to come aboard, call Aura PR on 0141 337 6712 or 0141 337 6813.