MV Hibernia (1949)
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|Route:||1949-1976: Holyhead - Dún Laoghaire|
|Builder:||Harland and Wolff, Belfast|
|Maiden voyage:||14 April 1949|
|Out of service:||1980|
|Identification:||IMO number: 5150111|
|Fate:||Scrapped in India|
|Tonnage:||4,972 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||379.5 ft (115.7 m)|
|Beam:||54.2 ft (16.5 m)|
|Draught:||28 ft (8.5 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 Hibernia.
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 Agapitos Brothers in Greece and became the Express ApollonBue never traded in Greece. She remained laid-up at Salamina, and was sold to Indian breakers in 1980. She arrived in Darukhana, India in 1980 for scrapping by Ankom Solid Steel Traders, and had been demolished by 1981.
- Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962