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Name: HIBERNIA launched as LEINSTER
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 01/09/1860
Completed: 02/1861
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 82
Dimensions: 3008grt, 1569nrt, 360.0 x 40.9 x 29.3ft
Engines: Steam, 800nhp; (1869: C4cyl (36, 36 & 60, 60ins), 320hp)
Engines by: Palmer Bros & Co, Jarrow; (1869: Laird Bros, Liverpool)
Propulsion: Paddle; (1871: 1 x Screw)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 29387
History:
02/1861 Atlantic Royal Mail Steam Navigation Co, London
1869 Edward Bates, Liverpool
1873 Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co Ltd, London
21/11/1877 Sank
Comments: Launched as LEINSTER
1871: Converted to a cable ship, with auxiliary screw propusion
21/11/1877: Sank while anchored at Alagoas in Maranham Bay, Brazil


The Newcastle Courant, Friday, September 7, 1860

The HIBERNIA (left) at Port Darwin in 1871. Photo copyright of the Borrow Collection, Flinders University Library