TSS Cambria (1897)

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SS Cambria (1897)
SS Cambria (1897)
  • 1897-1919: TSS Cambria
  • 1919-1925: TSS Arvonia
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Builder: William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton
Yard number: 574
Launched: 4 August 1897
Out of service: 11 June 1925
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,842 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 329 ft (100 m)
Beam: 39.1 ft (11.9 m)
Speed: 21 knots

TSS Cambria was a twin screw steamer passenger vessel operated by the London and North Western Railway from 1897 to 1923.[1]


She was built by William Denny and Brothers of Dumbarton for the London and North Western Railway in 1897 in response to the competition launched by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company who had launched a steamer in 1896 capable of 24 knots and a Holyhead to Dublin crossing time of 2¾ hours.

She was requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Armed boarding steamer in 1914 and became a hospital ship after August 1915.

She was renamed TSS Arvonia in 1919. In August 1922 she was again requisitioned as a troopship, this time by the Irish Free State[2] along with the SS Lady Wicklow

In 1925 she was scrapped.


  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962
  2. ^ McIvor, Aidan (1994). A History of the Irish Naval Service. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. p. 46. ISBN 0-7165-2523-2.