PS Cambria (1848)

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Name: 1848-1884: PS Cambria
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Builder: John Laird (shipbuilder), Birkenhead
Yard number: 68
Launched: 1848
Out of service: 1884
General characteristics
Tonnage: 590 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 207.5 ft (63.2 m)
Beam: 26.3 ft (8.0 m)
Draught: 14.6 ft (4.5 m)

PS Cambria was a paddle steamer passenger vessel operated by the Chester and Holyhead Railway from 1848 to 1859 and the London and North Western Railway from 1859 to 1861.[1]


She was built by John Laird of Birkenhead for the Chester and Holyhead Railway, which was taken over by the London and North Western Railway in 1859.

She was lengthened in 1861 to 244.4 ft (74.5 m).

She was scrapped in 1884.[2]


  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962
  2. ^ "Chronological list of Ships operating on the Holyhead to Ireland Route.". Anglesey. Retrieved 17 December 2009.