Sunday, 10 August 2014

Radio Caroline in the River Blackwater, Essex

MV Ross Revenge, the home of Radio Caroline is back in the River Blackwater. She had been in Tilbury for the last 9 years undergoing various restoration works and left on the 31st July and having just arrived since her last time in the river, back in 1994. I took this, one of a series of photos, on Monday 4th August while heading out of the river. She is anchored mid-river opposite St Lawrence Creek, just up from Bradwell.
For the time being there is talk of her broadcasting on a temporary license and making the Blackwater her new home for the foreseeable future.
The Viking Saga, who once ran trips out to the Essex coast to the offshore floating radio station, will be running trips down from Maldon for those wishing to get a glimpse of her, and public tours of the ship may be available in the coming months as well. For lots more info click through to the following links; http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/#home.    http://www.rossrevenge.co.uk/
Shoal Waters sailing close by a welcome addition to the the River Blackwater,  Radio Caroline

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic story of real pirate radio, unknown in the USA. Would make a great movie. Thanks for sharing.

T-aerial said...

See also: http://www.arrl.org/news/pirate-radio-ship-redux-radio-caroline-returns-radio-veronica-northsea-special-event-set