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Old 25th August 2015, 21:01
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Al Taif ex Cambria

I have been trying to discover information concerning the former 1949 built passenger vessel Cambria. Books state she was renamed Al Taif and sank in the Red Sea in January 1976. I have looked through Lloyds casualty reports for that period but cannot find any reference to this vessel. Can anyone help?
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Was she not a BR passenger ferry servicing Holyhead/Dun Laoghaire? Sister ship Hibernia?

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Old 26th August 2015, 07:24
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Sorry, she reportedly sank January 1981 not 76 as stated earlier
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I have been trying to discover information concerning the former 1949 built passenger vessel Cambria. Books state she was renamed Al Taif and sank in the Red Sea in January 1976. I have looked through Lloyds casualty reports for that period but cannot find any reference to this vessel. Can anyone help?
r/n AL-TAIF 1976, founded Suez roads 15.1.85
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Old 26th August 2015, 16:48
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Many thanks, I have been researching for this info for a long time.
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In Gallery, sister vessel Hibernia sank Port Said 1980.
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Cambria built by Harland and Wolff Belfast under yard number 1368. Launched 21st September 1948 delivered 17th May 1949 to London, Midland and Scottish Railway Co (British Railways, Midland Region) passenger/vehicle ferry of 4972 gross tons. Sister ship Hibernia yard number 1367. Photographs of both Cambria and Hibernia are in the gallery under Ferries.
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