Q1 - IS THIS THE OFFICIAL ROSS REVENGE WEBSITE ?
Yes, this is the official website for MV Ross Revenge (Home of Radio Caroline) - a Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Q2 - IS ROSS REVENGE THE ORIGINAL RADIO CAROLINE SHIP ?
No. There were two other Radio Caroline ships prior to Ross Revenge, those being Fredericia, and Mi Amigo. Ross Revenge is the only ship still in existence.
Q3 - CAN I VISIT ROSS REVENGE ?
Good news - yes you can ! - After a lot of hard work from the management and crew during 2015 - 2016, the ships insurers agreed to Public Visits onboard Ross Revenge. Take a look at our Ship Tours
section for information on how to book your trip.
There are however a few terms and conditions for visiting the ship so be sure to check out the T&C's on the Radio Caroline website, or speak to Paula directly, before placing a booking.
Q4 - DO RADIO CAROLINE STILL BROADCAST FROM THE SHIP ?
Yes - Live broadcasts are usually on the last weekend of the month (with some exceptions). Caroline North broadcasts are live from the ship via the Internet - relayed on 1368Khz AM from the Manx Radio transmitter on the Isle of Man, and 648Khz AM from the Orfordness transmitter. If you want to coincide your ship visit with a live broadcast check out Radio Caroline - Manx Broadcasts
on the Radio Caroline website for upcoming 1368Khz Broadcasts.
Q5 - WHERE IS ROSS REVENGE MOORED ?
Ross Revenge is currently moored on the River Blackwater in Essex, LAT : 051° 44.069'N | LON : 000° 51.469'E
and is accessible only by approved tenders.
Q6 - HOW LONG IS THE BOAT TRIP OUT TO ROSS REVENGE ?
The transfer time from either West Mersea, where the organised ship tours depart, or from Bradwell Marina - where the Ross Revenge crew and Radio Caroline presenters depart is roughly the same ... a 20 to 25 minute journey dependent on tide and weather conditions.
Q7 - I'M NOT THAT AGILE. WHAT IS IT LIKE BOARDING ROSS REVENGE ?
Fortunately the days of leaping from a supply boat and climbing rope ladders onto Ross Revenge are a thing of the distant past. Boarding these days is by means of two or three steps (depending on the tide) on either the Port or Starboard side of the ship, via a purpose made ladder and gate. If you can manage the stairs at home going to bed - you wont have a problem getting onboard the ship. If you struggle with steps, or have reservations about the transfer from tender to ship, your tender skipper Stuart and his crew will be pleased to help you.
Q8 - RE THE TOURS : IS IT POSSIBLE TO EXLPLORE ALL AREAS OF THE SHIP ?
The ships tours are the best way to explore Ross Revenge as you will be led in small groups by tour guides who know
the ship inside out, including its history. Whilst you are given ample time to explore on your own there are however
certain areas that are restricted to public access - most notably the Forepeak Hold areas, the lower Engine Room
levels and crew/presenter accomodation cabins. If the maintenance crew or broadcasters are onboard at the time of
your visit it is likely that there will be no access to the below deck cabins unless agreed with them.
Q9 - WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO TAKE PHOTOS FROM LAND ?
There are many places along the River Blackwater to get a good view of Ross Revenge but in our opinion, if you have a good camera with a decent zoom lens, Bradwell Marina is one of the best places for photo opportunities. Point your
SatNav to CM0 7RB
, the Marina has a public car park (on the right hand side on the approach road), but make sure you have 2 x £1 coins to get through the barrier. Sunrise and Sunset are without doubt the best times
to take photos.