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SS Iona.

SS Iona.

[Date guessed. What is the story of this boat?- Steven]
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Picture added on 09 March 2010 at 09:26
For a good history of the Iona read Bombay to Elwick Bay by Bill and Sylvia Dennison.
The scows of her lay across from Balfour village.
Added by W Watters on 09 March 2010
I went tae Shapinsay on her aboot 1945, and altho' I was young I feel sure she was still steam then, and as she is in the pic.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 09 March 2010
Could this be the 1893 built wooden motor vessel that was wrecked at Shapinsay Pier on 11 January 1965? 39 tons gross and about 18m length.
Added by Ian Whittaker on 11 March 2010
My father served on the Iona in the First World War as the signaller. it was a minesweeper patrolling around the Shetland Islands. They were never torpedoed but shipwrecked twice
Added by Margaret Anne Tetley on 09 April 2018
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