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Sorry Derek, no idea as to dates and also not detailed on Thames tugs website either. Could it have been dry-docking relief vessel ergo short stay.

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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 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.
14.7.1960: Registered at 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
1988: Renamed ST. MAWES.
2001: Sold to Mr Anderson, London and intended to be renamed IONIA, but placed in lay-up, initially at Rochester for a few months then to Bideford where she continued in lay-up as ST MAWES.
2005: Sold to Exploring Life Ltd., Buckfastleigh and renamed IONIA.
3.2009: Sold to Rachael Swain, Bideford and still laid up, as intended floating café.
5.2020: Still at Bideford looking a derelict wreck
 

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Sorry Derek, no idea as to dates and also not detailed on Thames tugs website either. Could it have been dry-docking relief vessel ergo short stay.

5162449
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 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.
14.7.1960: Registered at 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
1988: Renamed ST. MAWES.
2001: Sold to Mr Anderson, London and intended to be renamed IONIA, but placed in lay-up, initially at Rochester for a few months then to Bideford where she continued in lay-up as ST MAWES.
2005: Sold to Exploring Life Ltd., Buckfastleigh and renamed IONIA.
3.2009: Sold to Rachael Swain, Bideford and still laid up, as intended floating café.
5.2020: Still at Bideford looking a derelict wreck
Still looking very sad in Bideford this afternoon 😢

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Finger trouble resulted in her looking twice as sad :cool:
 
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