Part of the Acorn Archive

Hearts of Oak

Isles of Scilly



Isles of Scilly Steamship Company


A new lady in the Bay - April 2007


MV Petrel



Steel Ex Army Landing Craft / Inverness

90ft 3ins x 22ft x 5ft 3ins

Built 1986

Twin Dorman Engines 270bhp

3 blade variable pitch propellers; Kort nozzles

Auxiliary 1 x 114bhp; 1 x 23 bhp

Deck space 60ft x 18ft; Capacity 100 t

26ft crane; 5 t winch / capstain

Crew of 6




Photographs by

Raymond Forward