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Protection sought for Iona I 'historic' Clyde shipwreck
The wreck of a Clyde-built paddle steamer bought by Confederate agents during the American Civil War could be given greater protection. The Iona I operated on a Glasgow to the Highlands passenger route before it was purchased for use in delivering supplies to blockaded American ports.
HMS Australia an Orlando class Armoured Cruiser built by Robert Napier & Sons, Govan, Glasgow & launched 25/11/86. Completed 11/12/88. Main armament was 2 x BL 9.22) Mk V gunson pivot mounts. Secondary armament was 10 x BL 6" guns,lso fitted with 6 x QF 6lbr & 10 QF 3lbr Hotchkiss guns & six x 18" tubes: '89 assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet. '93 assigned to the Coast Guard Squadron '03 reserve. '05 scrap