On This Day

22 July

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1876 Thurland Castle


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The 1,301-ton iron sailing ship Thurland Castle (Yard No. 107) was launched today at 11am for the Lancaster Shipwowners’ Co. Ltd. The christening ceremony was performed by Miss May who broke a bottle of Champagne on the stem as the vessel left the ways.

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1892 Belfast Elections

Sir Edward J. Harland and Gustav W. Wolff both re-elected in the General Elections unopposed as Conservative Members of Parliament representing North and East Belfast respectively.

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1948 Hibernia


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The 4,972-ton passenger and cargo ship Hilbernia (Yard No. 1367) was launched today for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway Co.