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PS Iona

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A paddle steamer

1855 Built by the famous Glasgow shipbuilders J. and G. Thomson using advanced ship building techniques of the time (which propelled the Clyde to world-wide steamship building).

1862 Iona was purchased to be used a blockade runner in during the American Civil War.

1862 October: sank after a collision as she departed the Firth of Clyde.

2016 Considered for designation as a Historic Marine Protected Area

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Sources of Information

  • Historic Environment Scotland