MV Ross Revenge (Home of Radio Caroline)

RCN 1195589, Maldon

The preservation of the vessel MV Ross Revenge and the advancement of education for the public benefit of the historical importance of the vessel and its role in English cultural history, initially as a deep sea fishing trawler of significance and as a broadcast base for Radio Caroline until the present day.

MV Ross Revenge (Home of Radio Caroline)

Ross Revenge is a remarkable ship with a fascinating history.

It is one of only a couple of surviving British super trawlers, the pride of a fleet of distant-water vessels that once plied their trade in the cold and turbulent seas of the North Atlantic from ports such as Grimsby and Hull, but were wiped out when the fishing industry went into steep decline in the late 1970s.

It is the only remaining “pirate” radio ship, having avoided the cutters torch when sent to the breakers yard to become the floating broadcast base for the legendary Radio Caroline in 1983. This was the most famous of all the “pirate” stations, challenging the British Establishment and the BBC broadcasting monopoly and was at the forefront of a revolution in popular culture.  Anchored in exile far out in the North Sea, Ross Revenge survived many dramas.

No other ship can claim such a history. It is truly unique. But now it needs your help.

The significance of the Ross Revenge is already officially recognised. It has been placed on the National Historic Ships register, a government-funded independent advisory body that promotes awareness of ships that have played a major role in Britain’s maritime past.

But that does not guarantee its survival. For this to happen, money needs to be raised. For years, volunteers have done their best to keep Ross Revenge afloat. The task is immense. Now a charity has been formed in a bid to secure the ship’s future. 

Our Charity is called MV Ross Revenge (Home of Radio Caroline). The ship belongs to a trust in the same name.

Your donation will help us get Ross Revenge into dry-dock, overhauled and, in the long-term, put back into working order. At the same time, it is planned to turn it into a heritage visitor attraction so that new generations have the opportunity to discover and experience first-hand two remarkable chapters in Britain’s long seafaring history.

Please visit https://rossrevenge.com


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Mike Harmer
29th April 2024 at 4:57pm

Good luck with the fundraising!!

Mike Harmer
29th April 2024 at 4:55pm

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

Enya
16th April 2024 at 3:25pm

Keep up the good work guys, a very worthy cause to support 🧡

Enya
16th April 2024 at 3:24pm

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

Jason Lever
22nd March 2024 at 4:05pm

pledged £24 + an est. £6.00 in Gift Aid

Jason Lever has also backed 1 other project

Jacqui Hartland
9th March 2024 at 12:04pm

Radio Caroline is my happy place. Best radio station! Long may it continue!

Jacqui Hartland
9th March 2024 at 12:01pm

pledged £10

Ian Woodcock
11th February 2024 at 8:28am

pledged £30

Ian Woodcock has also backed 1 other project

A J WITHERS
12th January 2024 at 1:14pm

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

A J WITHERS has also backed 1 other project

ANTONY KAIL
10th January 2024 at 8:17pm

Thanks for the memories from Tony and from Shirley

ANTONY KAIL
10th January 2024 at 8:12pm

pledged £40

ANTONY KAIL
10th January 2024 at 8:08pm

pledged £20

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