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British Railways (Steamer)

Volume 467: debated on Wednesday 13 July 1949

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when the "Hibernia" was launched; and when she was delivered to British Railways.

The "Hibernia" was launched on 22nd July, 1948. She was completed and delivered to British Railways on 5th April, 1949.

Could my hon. Friend say by what firm this vessel was built, and for how long and for what reason she has been out of commission since she was delivered?

She was built by Messrs. Harland and Wolff. As to the latter part of my hon. Friend's supplementary, that is a matter for the Transport Commission.