MV Cambria (1949)
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|Route:||1949-1976: Holyhead - Dún Laoghaire|
|Builder:||Harland and Wolff, Belfast|
|Identification:||IMO number: 5059020|
|Tonnage:||4,972 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||379.5 ft (115.7 m)|
|Beam:||54.2 ft (16.5 m)|
|Draught:||27.5 ft (8.4 m)|
She was built by Harland and Wolff of Belfast, launched in 1948 for the British Transport Commission and started service in 1949. She replaced a 1920 vessel of the same name, the twin screw steamer Cambria.
In 1951 she was fitted with Denny-Brown stabilisers. In 1964–65 they were refurbished with airline style seating. Some cabins and staterooms were removed and replaced with second-class lounges, and a cafeteria. The screened areas were extended to provide further covered seating, and the first and second class smokerooms were converted into a tea lounge.
She was sold in 1976 to the Orri Navigation Company in Saudi Arabia and became the Altaif.
- Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962
- Sea breezes: the ship lovers' digest: Volume 50. Pacific Steam Navigation Company. 1976