Monument record ADB 141 - Post Medieval wreck of the trawler Iona on the banks of the River Alde.

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The Post Medieval wreck of the trawler Iona on the banks of the River Alde, Aldeburgh


Grid reference Centred TM 46225 55633 (16m by 20m)
Map sheet TM45NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The wreck of the Iona, sometimes called the Ionia, is visible as a structure on aerial photographs from 1940 to 1972, centred on TM46225563 (S1-S3). The Iona was one of 6 unseaworthy Lowestoft trawlers bought and grounded on the saltings of the River Alde with the intention of being broken for parts. Three of the ships were broken, two sold for storage and the Iona was converted into a houseboat in 1872. The ship was used as holiday accommadation for a number of years but eventually began to rot, and by 1975 had become unsafe and was destroyed. (S4, S5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2/BR11/14 1-2 08-Jul-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/72057 106-107 24-Mar-1972.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM4655/6 (446/004) 01-Jan-1969.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Humphrey Phelps. 1991. Southwold to Aldeburgh in old photographs. Page 137.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Anglia Television. 'Riddles of the River' local television website.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2013 3:59PM

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