Iona (VI)

Gaelic Name:

Type:

Callsign:

IMO:

MMSI:

Launched:

Acquired:

Wood MV

0

Entered Service:

Disposed:

February 1988

N/A

DIMENSIONS

Length:

35'

Draught:

Breadth:

2' 6"

10'

Gross Tonnage:

CAPACITIES

Passengers:

Cars:

Crew:

Lifeboats:

50

0

0

0

Current / Last Route

0

DETAILS

Ordered By:

Cost:

Registered:

Launched by: 

Named after:

David MacBrayne Ltd.

Glasgow

The Isle of Iona, which lies off the south west coast of the Isle of Mull.

TECHNICAL

Builders:

Timbacraft Ltd, Shandon

Yard No:

0

Engine Builders:

Bergius Kelvin Co. Ltd.

Machinery:

(i) Kelvin J.2; (ii) Kelvin P4R.

Speed:

6

Hoist & Lifts:

FACILITIES

ROUTE TIMELINE

Sorry, Not Compiled Yet.

History

This “red boat” was built in succession to the fifth IONA – the launch of 1950, wrecked by the tail-end of a hurricane in September 1961 - took up her place for Iona and Staffa duties (the latter till Staffa landings ceased in 1965); looked pretty well like all the other red boats; and was, naturally, painted red.

The wee IONA happened to be relieving at Craignure when the new pier was opened in 1964, and solemnly led in the LOCHEARN for the ceremonial opening. Twenty years later she served at Tobermory while the pier was being rebuilt, and then repaired to Eigg as flitboat there. In February 1988, on reporting to Shandon for overhaul, she was found to be riddled with woodworm and was duly broken up, her rather new engine being retained for spares.

Postcard of Iona at Staffa

Ulva, Lochshiel and Iona

Iona and Staffa at Iona

Iona and Lochnell at Tobermory

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