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M.V. Klydon

The Klydon off Kirkwall Pier
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Picture added on 22 July 2007
I have heard that name before, whats the story with this boat?
Added by Craig Taylor on 27 July 2007
The Klydon ran the cargo and passengers to Shapinsay
Added by Alastair on 27 July 2007
Dennisons operated this vessel on the Kirkwall/Shapinsay passenger/freight service after the 'Iona' and before the service was taken over the Orkney Islands Shipping Company.
Added by Rob Thomson on 28 July 2007
I think this ship sank. Was she working for Alginate Industries?
She may have been a Dennison's ship.
Added by Sandy on 29 July 2007
This ship served on the Shapinsay run after the M.V. Iona and was indeed owned by Dennisons Company.
In 1969 she was sold to Alginate Industries, renamed Alga and I believe she did have an untimely end.
She was one of at least three ships which were named Klydon.
P Burges
Added by Peter Burges on 29 July 2007
Some more details of the Klydon No 4. She was built in 1963 at Cologne in Germany, floated down the Rhine before her Danish Machinery was fitted at Dordecht. In April 1969 while on charter to Alginated Industries she went aground at Tarbert, Harris. The Klydon was salvaged, taken to Stornoway before being sold and renamed the 'Alga'.
Added by Edwin Rendall on 29 July 2007
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