new member,searching for radio caroline ship, Fredericia

simonearl
5th March 2014, 12:25
Thank you for having me here. I'm building a model of the former early 20th century Scandinavian ferry "Fredericia" which was used by Radio Caroline in the 1960's. I can find loads of photos of the other ship, "Mi Amego" but next to nothing of Fredericia. I was a huge pirate radio fan back then, so I thought it would be nice to capture a bit of my youth (not always a good idea!) Any suggestions would be gratefully received
Thanks in advance

R58484956
5th March 2014, 14:39
Greetings Simonearl and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Pompeyfan
5th March 2014, 16:56
On behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard Simonearl.

Hopefully, someone will be able to help with your search for Fredericia. I too was a huge pirate fan back then. One of the Radio Caroline ships, which I think was the Frederica that was renamed MV Caroline was Radio Caroline North. On her way around to the Irish Sea, where she was anchored off Ramsey, she was broadcasting while sailing so we here on the Isle of Wight had a great reception for a while (Thumb)

The two Caroline ships are here, including MV Caroline(Frederica)https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/data/518/mv_mi_amigo_and_mv_caroline.jpg

omcgarry
5th March 2014, 18:34
Try hans knot pirate radio site or norman barrington's offshore radio site there isno shortage of info there and just browse the links pages and you will find what you need if in doubt contact them and they will reply

Coastie
5th March 2014, 18:42
Thank you for having me here. I'm building a model of the former early 20th century Scandinavian ferry "Fredericia" which was used by Radio Caroline in the 1960's. I can find loads of photos of the other ship, "Mi Amego" but next to nothing of Fredericia. I was a huge pirate radio fan back then, so I thought it would be nice to capture a bit of my youth (not always a good idea!) Any suggestions would be gratefully received
Thanks in advance


A very warm welcome from the sunny Isle of Anglesey.

Pirate radio, one of my favourite subjects and Caroline in particular.

Have a look here, it should tell you ALL you want to know: http://www.broadcasting-fleet.com/fredericia.htm

Gulpers
5th March 2014, 18:46
simonearl,

Once again, on behalf of the SN Moderators, a warm welcome aboard from the Isle of Anglesey!
You will thoroughly enjoy your time on SN and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

Once Coastie comes on line, I have no doubt that he will be able to help with your query. Good luck with your model. (==D)

Coastie
5th March 2014, 18:57
Another site is www.offshoreradio.co.uk

Gulpers
5th March 2014, 19:02
A very warm welcome from the sunny Isle of Anglesey.

Pirate radio, one of my favourite subjects and Caroline in particular.

Have a look here, it should tell you ALL you want to know: http://www.broadcasting-fleet.com/fredericia.htm

Thanks Chris, we must have both been composing messages at the same time. (Thumb)

Coastie
5th March 2014, 22:15
You're welcome Ray. Yes, it DOES look that way, doesn't it?(Jester)

billyboy
5th March 2014, 22:40
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

Coastie
5th March 2014, 22:47
Also, here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/offshoreradio/sets/72157639983417825/

Or take a scroll down www.offshoreradio.de (Don't be confused with the one above, similar site names, different sites and Countries!)

rickles23
6th March 2014, 07:12
Hi simonearl

Welcome to the SN site.

27th March 1964: Radio Caroline began test broadcasts from mv Fredericia.
28th March: 12pm - Radio Caroline began regular transmissions on 1520 kHz, referred to as “199 metres”, 6am-6pm. If memory serves she was 3-4 miles offshore of Clacton.

http://www.offshoreradio.co.uk/

simonearl
6th March 2014, 16:04
WOW, what a response !!!!
Thanks very much for all your replies.
I am aware of some of it, but other sites are new to me
I shall now spend ages trolling through them all
Thanks to all

Gulpers
6th March 2014, 17:40
Well done to all who replied! (Applause)

rickles23
7th March 2014, 07:40
Hi Gulpers,

At the time the BBC Radio was horrified about this Pirate Station but the change in music was a relief to those who grew up in the 60s.

Regards

Gulpers
7th March 2014, 18:02
Hi Gulpers,

At the time the BBC Radio was horrified about this Pirate Station but the change in music was a relief to those who grew up in the 60s.

Regards

Ah, someone of a similar vintage to myself! (Hippy)

rickles23
23rd March 2014, 08:02
Hi Gulpers,
The world would be better off now if Flower Power was allowed to take over.

My favourite picture from that era was someone putting a flower down a soldier's rifle barrel!

Regards.

Gulpers
23rd March 2014, 09:41
Hi Gulpers,
The world would be better off now if Flower Power was allowed to take over.

My favourite picture from that era was someone putting a flower down a soldier's rifle barrel!

Regards.

Hi rickles23,

Is this (http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2010/nov/14/ten-best-protests) the photograph? (?HUH)

rickles23
28th March 2014, 08:19
Hi Gulpers,

Spot on my friend.

That brings back memories of my long ago youth.

Regards....(Hippy)