MV Ross Revenge

Tied up in Tilbury Docks, we find the MV Ross Revenge, home to Radio Caroline and one of the last surviving pirate radio ships. For many people in the UK and Western Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, pirate radio was the only source of good music – an alternative to the staid and strictly controlled national stations. Radio Caroline was the most well-known, and the longest running, of the pirate stations. It operated from a succession of ships that ran aground, sank or were impounded. The Ross Revenge started life as a fishing vessel, and spent…

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