Built in 1971 by Bröderne Lothes Skibsværft, Hagesund, Norway as the Stena Trailer for Stena Line, the ship was chartered by British Rail for the Stranraer - Larne service in June 1972 and renamed Dalriada.
Chartered in 1980 to Townsend Thoresen and renamed Viking Trader. She was returned to Stena Line in October 1981 and renamed Stena Trader before being sold in 1981 to Finska Företagsfinans AB, Hangö, Finland. Transferred in 1984 to Oy Bore Line AB, Stockholm.Renamed Trader in November 1985 and then renamed Trailer before the year was out. Sold in 1986 to Bent Orla Jorgensen, Kalundborg, Danmark. Laid up in Kalundborg in October 1990. Sold in August 1991 to Polska Skandynawia, Swinoujscie, Poland and renamed Sarmacja. Sold in September 1992 to DIFKO, Denmark and renamed Wolin, remained under the Polish flag.Sold in September 1993 to PT Jemla Ferry, Indonesia and renamed Mesuji. Renamed Lampung in 1994. Gutted by fire on 16 November 2004 on a voyage from Java to Sumatra. All 144 passengers and crew rescued
Dalriada was a Gaelic overkingdom on the western coast of Scotland (then Pict-land) and parts of Northern Ireland (then the Kingdom of Ulster). In the late 6th and early 7th century it encompassed roughly what is now Argyll and Bute and Lochaber in Scotland and also County Antrim in Northern Ireland.