Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ROSS REVENGE
Arrived:2 Oct 1993
Departed:Aug 1995
Arrived 2:1 August 2014
Career:Built in Germany as the Icelandic trawler FRYER.
Sold to Ross Fisheries and renamed ROSS REVENGE.
1970s became a salvage ship and tug.
August 1983 to November 1991 was at sea broadcasting as Radio Caroline.
Oct 1993 laid up in the River Blackwater off Bradwell. Local boats ran trips out to her for the Radio Caroline fans.
After leaving the Blackwater, she spent a period broadcasting off Clacton on Sea, before going into London to broadcast from the Docklands. Since then she has spent periods in Chatham, Queenborough, Southend, and Rochester, before moving to her current berth [2010] in the Port of Tilbury, where she was undergoing restoration.
1 August 2014 arrived back in the Blackwater in tow GPS AVENGER. www.radiocaroline.co.uk says this is her 'new home'.
Tonnage:980 gross
Built:1960
Type:Trawler
ID510000019

ROSS REVENGE laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1994.

Above:  ROSS REVENGE laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1994.
Source: Mersea Museum / Robert Riddle Collection

ROSS REVENGE laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1994.

Above:  ROSS REVENGE laid up in the River Blackwater Date: c1994.
Source: Mersea Museum / Robert Riddle Collection

The Radio Caroline ship ROSS REVENGE laid up in River Blackwater.

She arrived 1 August 2014 on her second visit to the River. Date: 6 September 2015.

Above:  The Radio Caroline ship ROSS REVENGE laid up in River Blackwater. She arrived 1 August 2014 on her second visit to the River. Date: 6 September 2015.
Source: Mersea Museum / Tony Millatt


Copyright Mersea Island Museum Trust 2017

";