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Offline castle261

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Re: Lightship
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2019, 01:56:38 PM »
A lot of information has added since my mistake about the light ship.
Members use their eyes to rectify, then we have an excelent thread.
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Re: Lightship
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2019, 07:58:46 AM »
The Ross revenge spent a few years in Tilbury, but is now moored in the River Blackwater off of Maldon. She had a number of other berths previous to this, namely on the end of Southend Pier, opposite the Russian submarine on the River Medway and at Queenborough.

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Re: Lightship
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2019, 09:20:26 PM »
We have two vessels here: one moored at Sun Pier and another at Gillingham Pier.  The latter vessel was indeed LV21, I've been on board her the day before she moved on.  See https://lv21.co.uk/ for more info.  IIRC the former vessel had a very different profile, and a notably high mast.  I was under the impression that that was Radio Caroline's ship, the MV Ross Revenge.  See the last two paragraphs of section "3 Ross Revenge runs aground" in the Wikipedia article I cited earlier.
If you are interested in light vessels there are two or three at Hoo Marina, and of course there is the Inner Dowsing (LV16) at Medway Bridge Marina.

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Re: Lightship
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2019, 12:57:54 PM »
Yes, ex Trinity House Light Vessel 21. She was there for a while, but after a spat with Medway Council, she was moved to Gravesend.
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Re: Lightship
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2019, 11:42:15 AM »
There was a Lightship moored at Gillingham Pier for a while that was not the Ross Revenge.

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Re: Lightship
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2019, 07:17:12 PM »
You are right -- MartinR -- interesting memories & comments to follow -- no doubt.
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Re: Lightship
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2019, 03:57:44 PM »
It wasn't an old lightship, but a trawler, the MV Ross Revenge.  There's an article on her in Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Ross_Revenge

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Lightship
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2019, 02:34:49 PM »
I remember an old lightship that was moored in the River Medway, near the Sun Pier.
It was painted red, I believe it was the ship that Radio Caroline broadcast from, at one time.
They say, it had a 200 foot mast, for the aerial.
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