ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SALMOOR
Construction
STEEL
Type
VESSEL, MOORING, SALVAGE
Date
1985
Description
Yard Number: 993

Construction: Welded, 2 decks

Subsequent Names: KOMMANDER IONA (2012)

SALMOOR was one of three vessels built for the Admiralty by Hall Russell. The others were SALMAID and SALMASTER. They were equipped with a heavy lift crane jib on the fore deck in front of the wheelhouse. A box "A"-frame was situated on top of the wheelhouse and a box fixed into the apex of the A-frame where a heavy duty swivel sheave was fixed for the jib wires. On the side of the ship where the crane did the lifting heavy oak timber was fitted to protect the hull from getting damaged. As it was on the bow the timber had to be fitted to the contour of the ship and was set at an angle from the deck to the waterline. The ship was renamed KOMMANDER IONA in 2012 (no information on the new owners). On the bow a set of horns overhang the bow for lifting buoys out of the water for inspection.

Remains laid up, unconverted, unlike sister ship SALMAID (renamed KOMMANDER CALUM). Company website (Hays Ships) indicates she is waiting for a client so she can be adapted to their requirements.
(Source: Coastal Commentary News, Sea Breezes, August 2015)
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy
Dimensions
length 72m approx.

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