Artificial structures with ill-fated projects

  • Tongue Sands
    HMF Rough, HMF Sunk Head, HMF Knock John and HMF Tongue Sand, known as 'His Majesty's Forts', were built by the Navy and originally had...
  • Gunfleet Lighthouse
    The Gunfleet Lighthouse was reported to have been abandoned since around 1921. It's looking like a water tank on stilts - not dissimilar to one...
  • Rough Tower
    HMF Rough, HMF Sunk Head, HMF Knock John and HMF Tongue Sand, known as 'His Majesty's Forts', were built by the Navy and originally had...
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Offshore radio from artificial structures

  • Sunk Head Tower
    HMF Rough, HMF Sunk Head, HMF Knock John and HMF Tongue Sand, known as 'His Majesty's Forts', were built by the Navy and originally had a complement of about 100 men who were assigned to them before deployment. These were...
  • Red Sands Fort
    The offshore forts, or towers, were originally World War II military facilities built to protect the coastal sea lanes and were essentially of two designs. Red Sands, Shivering Sands and Great Nore were Army constructed, originally consisting of seven separate...
  • REM-eiland
    The island was constructed in 1964 at a cost of 9 million guilders by a team of broadcasting entrepreneurs, who used it to broadcast radio and television programmes to the Netherlands under the name Radio Noordzee and TV Noordzee. The...
  • Shivering Sands Fort
    The offshore forts, or towers, were originally World War II military facilities built to protect the coastal sea lanes and were essentially of two designs. Red Sands, Shivering Sands and Great Nore were Army constructed, originally consisting of seven separate...
  • Knock John Fort
    HMF Rough, HMF Sunk Head, HMF Knock John and HMF Tongue Sand, known as 'His Majesty's Forts', were built by the Navy and originally had a complement of about 100 men who were assigned to them before deployment. These were...

Adventist World Radio featuring: The First Radio Broadcasts From Ships

  • Sunk Head Tower
    HMF Rough, HMF Sunk Head, HMF Knock John and HMF Tongue Sand, known as 'His Majesty's Forts', were built by the Navy and originally had...
  • Red Sands Fort
    The offshore forts, or towers, were originally World War II military facilities built to protect the coastal sea lanes and were essentially of two designs....
  • REM-eiland
    The island was constructed in 1964 at a cost of 9 million guilders by a team of broadcasting entrepreneurs, who used it to broadcast radio...
  • Shivering Sands Fort
    The offshore forts, or towers, were originally World War II military facilities built to protect the coastal sea lanes and were essentially of two designs....
  • Knock John Fort
    HMF Rough, HMF Sunk Head, HMF Knock John and HMF Tongue Sand, known as 'His Majesty's Forts', were built by the Navy and originally had...
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Offshore radio ships

  • M.V. Cheeta 2
    In January 1961 the Cheeta was replaced by the 450 ton Norwegian coastal ship having been called "Habat" and  "Mosken", now renamed Cheeta 2. In the summer of 1962 (after Radio Mercur´s broadcasts had stopped)...
  • H.M.S. Grenville
    Ship details: The HMS Grenville was laid down in 1941 and completed in May of 1943. She was not scrapped until 1983 - a remarkably long life for a ship built during the wartime emergency...
  • Unknown – Radio Morue
    Ship details: An unknown trawler Offshore radio station: Radio Morue in 1935 Planned location: Accompanying French cod fishermen on their expedition to far away countries like Newfoundland Related posts: T.S.S. Awatea H.M.S. Chatham USCGC  Courier...
  • Unknown – Northlight
    Ship details: An unknown sailing boat Offshore radio station: The landbased pirate radio station Northlight Radio International (NRI) was founded in 1989. The first broadcast took place at the beginning of April 1990 from the...

First experimental or unique watery wireless

 

Licensed radio or outside broadcasting ships

  • H.M.S. Enterprise
    An ex-naval ship that is currently being restored on the River Itchen at Southampton for use as a radio ship. The Enterprise was built in...
  • Thalassa
    The vessel was completely refurbished in 1994 now being a representative sailing-vessel with a large saloon and much place on deck. Length: 50 metres, width:...
  • Coastal Ranger
    The 175-foot cargo ship, the "Coastal Ranger," is one of a fleet owned by a Seattle company, Coastal Transportation Inc.  The fleet is used to...
  • Unknown (Radio Euzkadi)
    An unknown Basque trawler Radio station: Radio Euzkadi (anti-Franco broadcasts) from 1950 till 1953 Location: Bayonne harbour (France) Related posts: Coastal Ranger M.V. De Hoop...

Ill-fated offshore radio ships

  • Hendrik Jan
    A ninety foot canal ship (the former Ijmuiden 17), owned by Fietje Donselaar, fitted out in the canal Sparne (in Haarlem) by Steph Willemsen and...
  • Lady Dixon
    The Lady Dixon was an ex Commissioners of Irish Lights lightvessel. She was built in 1876/78 by the Victoria Shipbuilding Co., West Passage Cork, Ireland....
  • M.V. Nannell
    The MV Monte Cuatro was built in 1956 at the S.A. Juliana Const. Gijonesa shipyard. The ship's length was 244 feet 4 inches (74.71 metres)...
  • Unknown (Radio Mauritius)
    Ship's details: An unknown Greek cargo vessel was supposed to have been converted into a radio ship in a Greek harbour. Planned offshore radio station:...

Unconfirmed reports

  • R 48 (Dave “The Fish”)
    In the 1980´s Dave "The Fish" Turner´s former fishing boat Fairwind served as tender for the M.V. Ross Revenge. In 1998, Dave sold the Fairwind...
  • Unknown (Your radio of the sea)
    There were presumptions of an unknown broadcasting vessel Presumed offshore (?) radio station: Your Radio of the Sea on 21st and 22nd July 1964 (nicknamed...
  • Unknown (Radio Lakeland)
    On 7th March 1970, investigators from the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications search among the hundreds of small crafts on Ullswater in the Lake District...

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