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 IONA (VII)

Gaelic Name: N/A
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VESSEL PLAN
HISTORY
SHIPS CREW
 USUAL ROUTE:
Mallaig - Armadale (CalMac)
  Crossing Page
 Picture: In Oban Bay, Alan Neill
 DETAILS
Type: Steel TSMV
Callsign: 
IMO: 
MMSI: 
Built: 1970
Launched: 1/22/1970
Acquired: 
Entered Service: 
Disposed: 1997
Ordered By: David MacBrayne Ltd.
Cost: 740.000
Registered: Glasgow
Launched by: Mrs P M Thomas
Named after: 
 DIMENSIONS
Length: 230'
Draught: 11.5'
Breadth: 44'
Gross tonnage: 1324
 CAPACITIES
Passengers: 581
Cars: 47
Crew: 
Lifeboats (Number of): 
 TECHNICAL
Builders: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon
Yard No: 530
Engine Builders: English Electric Diesels Ltd (Paxman Engine Division), Colchester.
Machinery: 2 Oil 4SCSA 12 cyl. 9 x 10 .
Speed: 15 kts
Hoist & Lifts: 1x Vehicle Hoist SWL 25 Tons at 16ft / SLW 15 Tons Above 16ft
 FACILITIES

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 REMARKS
IONA was a ship of company firsts:
First drive-through RO/RO ferry built for the fleet.
Bridge - controlled engines.
First ship in the Company's history to have her screws powered via geared transmission, instead of direct drive.
Company's first vessel without traditional teak decking.
 ROUTE TIMELINE
1970 - 1971: Gourock - Dunoon (Charter to CSP)
1972: Stornoway - Kyle - Mallaig
1973: Stornoway - Ullapool
1974 - 1978: Oban - Castlebay - Lochboisdale
1979 - 1990: Kennacraig - Islay
1991 - 1993: Mallaig - Armadale (& - Tobermory - Coll - Tiree)
1994 - 1997: Mallaig - Armadale (& - Castlebay - Lochboisdale)


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