MV Ross Revenge is the home of Radio Caroline, as well as having supported Radio Monique. She was constructed in Germany in 1960, and initially served as a commercial trawler. Following her decommissioning, she was purchased by Radio Caroline and outfitted as a radio ship, complete with 91 m antenna mast and 50 kW transmitter. Her broadcasts began on 20 August 1983. The final pirate broadcast took place in November 1990. She ran aground on the Goodwin sands in November 1991, bringing the era of offshore pirate radio in Europe to an end. She was, however, salvaged, and is now maintained by a group of supporters and enthusiasts.
The photo’s are from our personal collection.