British Transport Commission
Built 1949 by Harland & Wolff
4,970 gross tons, 397 foot x 56 foot beam, speed @ 21 knots
2,255 passengers in 1st and 2nd Classes
Served on Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire route
The 1884 veteran Hibernia sails for Wards scrap yard at Grays in 1961, her paying off pennant at the mast. Hopes for a noisy send off were thwarted when come the day only Sun XVI of the 28 ship handling tugs based at Gravesend was not working. This was to my recall the only occasion that attracted T
As the world remembers the hundredth anniversary of the disastrous Gallipoli adventure, it may surprise some that a doughty member of the invasion and rescue fleet survived on the Thames until 1961.
The Watkins tug Hibernia had been built in Holland in 1884 as a sea going vessel in the days when
It's a lousy reproduction, but a bit interesting. It is from a German WW 1 wartime work named "For Fatherland and Freedom", and is shown inbetween what was at that time very modern German aeroplanes and the destruction they had wrought. The title simply: English aeroplane carrier Hibernia.
1964 at Holyhead and Hibernia waits to cross to Dun Laoghaire. She was built in 1949 and run by British Rail London Midland Region. 4972tons gross, 396ft long and 54ft beam. 21 knots. A mini passenger liner! What could the ship be on the right?