After the Glasgow autumn holiday weekend Southsea completed her 3-week charter to Waverley Excursions Ltd. Next day temporary deadlights were fitted over her main deck windows and she left the river of her creation, never to return. In this view she is passing Renfrew on the voyage to Portsmouth.
The vessel spent most of the subsequent 19-years laid up and gradually deteriorating. She eas finally scrapped in 2006. The 'third' sister, Brading, had been demolished some years earlier, the only one of the Dumbarton-built trio that never returned to the Clyde.