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Iona

 

The first Iona retained her Spanish name. The 'Second was named after the first.

 

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(YT-107: l. 56'; b. 10'3"; dr. 5'8")

 

The first Iona (YT-107), a wooden tug, was captured from the Spanish at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines, in 1898. She was taken over 'by the Navy and utilized as a yard tug at Cavite for many years. The old tug was lost 2 January 1942 in a Japanese raid on the Navy Yard.