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IONIA

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:50 pm
by Ted Ingham
Photographed by David Ingham.

Re: IONIA

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:08 am
by Bill Harvey
IONIA
O.N. 301193. 187g. 0n. 113' 7" x 28' 9" x 12' 6½".
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (340 x 570mm) Polar MN16 type engine by British Polar Engines Ltd., Glasgow. 960bhp. 27 tons bollard pull.
12.5.1960: Launched by Henry Scarr Ltd., Hessle (Yard No. 771) for William Watkins Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers), London.
8.1960: Completed.
20.9.1968: Owners restyled as London Tugs Ltd., (same managers).
1.1.1975: Owners acquired by Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool and London.
28.4.1976: Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.
1987: Sold to Falmouth Towage Company Ltd., Falmouth and renamed ST. MAWES in 1988.
2001: Sold to Mr Anderson, London and intended to be renamed IONIA, but laid up at Bideford.
2005: Sold to Exploring Life Ltd., Buckfastleigh and renamed IONIA.
2009: Sold to Rachael Swain, Bideford and still laid up, as intended floating café.

Re: IONIA

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:27 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
This is just to advise that the above tug is still alongside Victoria Park Bideford and has not moved in the last 3 years there has been much discussion at Harbour committee meeting mainly about her condition she is in a bad way. :cry: