Orkney Image Library

<< back
MFV Radiation.
The Orkney Image Library

Help us get organised! If we haven't correctly identified which area this picture is best listed under, please select it below and click Done!

view a random pic
MFV Radiation.

Former great liner Radiation A115 built in 1957, shown here at Shapinsay pier in 1996 where it got damaged and was subsequently scuttled in the Flow the following year.
Large Version View Large Version
Picture added on 22 April 2008
Was she called the Isle of Tiree at one time, ? used to carry Calor gas from Oban
to the western isles, belonged to Cunningham's from Scalpay Harris, if Iam wrong she was the same build.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 22 April 2008
Hi jimmy, the Isle of tiree was another line boat, was called caledonian or something like that can't remember right.
Added by Ootanaboot on 22 April 2008
Different but similar Mfv. I'll stick a sad looking Isle of Tiree on for you.
Added by Geordie Grieve on 22 April 2008
Thanks boys, I forgot, she originally looked identical to this pic, but Cunningham's had that wheelhouse and casing put on her later, and your right
she was the Caledonian.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 22 April 2008
So sad to see. My uncle (the Captain at that time)allowed me to take the wheel from Aberdeen to Peterhead in 1966 when I was eleven years old. I still cherish that time. The Radiation was beautiful.
Added by Keith Milner on 25 June 2013
The Radiation spent a lot of the late 90s being refurbished in the Victoria Dock Dundee by the associates of the RNXS. My father Duncan Macdonald was part of it and as such I'm pleased to say I spent many hours working on her. Does anyone have any news as to her now.
Added by Andy Macdonald on 12 August 2014
Good day all, this post is many years after the last was posted but I would like to know if anyone knows what happened to the Radiation in the end, as my grandfather built the Radiation and I am trying to locate any current picture or the actual ship if it still exists?
Added by Douglas Young on 27 February 2019
<< back


Kirkwall Harbour 2 of 5London Zoo seal-acquisition project #7Derelict cottage on FlottaPartially stooked field 1965Grant's Shop, St Catherine's PlaceOutside Astley Cottage, ShapinsayDisney Magic leaving Rough seas returning from ShapinsaySolan jacket towed by Toisa EnvoySolan jacket towed by Toisa Envoy