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Name Official number Flag IMO
IOLAIRE  115838  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1902  11/04/1902   
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Steel Screw Steamer 2 Masts Schooner
Builder Yard Yard no
Wm. Beardmore & Co. Ltd., Govan East Yard Govan  479 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
861 grt / 362 nrt / 999 tm 236.8 ft  30.1 ft  16.1 ft   
Engine builder Wm. Beardmore & Co. Ltd., Dalmuir
Engine detail
T3cyl (20, 32 & 53 - 36in) 141-226nhp 1450ihp 14½kn, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Sir Donald Currie, London  London  04/06/1902 
Other names
1918 AMALTHAEA - 1919 IOLAIRE - 1939 IOLAIRE - 1945 PERSEPHONE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1910 The Executors of Sir Donald Currie, Fenchurch Street, London.
1920 Alastair & John Currie, London.
1922 William Birtwistle, Preston.
1936 Alston Steamship Co Ltd, Manchester - mng William Birtwistle) 1939 Fred J Birtwistle, Blackpool
1/1943 Admiralty, London 
Vessel history
1/3/1915 requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as armed yacht HMS IOLAIRE; served as flagship of the anti-submarine patrol at Stornoway
11/1918 relieved by the yacht AMALTHAEA and exchanged names
12/2/1919 returned to owner as IOLAIRE

September 1939 requisitioned (and later purchased) by the Admiralty for use as accommodation and base ship HMS IOLAIRE; depot ship attached to "Pluto"
6/1945 served as HMS PERSEHONE
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1948  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Scrapped at Blyth 
 

 



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