PS Hibernia (1847)

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Name: 1847-1897: PS Hibernia
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Builder: Thomas Vernon, Liverpool
Launched: 1847
Out of service: 1897
Fate: Sank on way for scrapping
General characteristics
Tonnage: 573 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 197.3 ft (60.1 m)
Beam: 25.6 ft (7.8 m)
Draught: 14.1 ft (4.3 m)

PS Hibernia was a paddle steamer passenger vessel operated by the Chester and Holyhead Railway from 1847 to 1859 and the London and North Western Railway from 1859 to 1877.[1]


She was built by Thomas Vernon of Liverpool for the Chester and Holyhead Railway, which was taken over by the London and North Western Railway in 1859.

She was sold to the Waterford and Limerick Railway in 1877 and used as a hulk until 1897. She foundered off the Smalls on 25 July 1897 on the way to the breaker's yard.


  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962