TM2532 : LV18, Radio Mi Amigo, Harwich

taken 4 years ago, near to Harwich, Essex, Great Britain

LV18, Radio Mi Amigo, Harwich
LV18, Radio Mi Amigo, Harwich
The ex-Trinity House vessel LV18 is the last surviving example of a manned light vessel in British waters, which has been preserved in its original configuration and restored to a high standard of authenticity.
The LV18 is owned by the Pharos Trust, a charity set up to preserve this important piece of maritime heritage, which is always ready to accept new volunteers with interest and enthusiasm, whether contributing expertise, restoration or maintenance skills, artefacts, ideas or financial donations.
The LV18 has some significant radio heritage, hence FrequencyCast's interest. Trinity House was a big customer of Marconi for the wireless telegraphy sets that kept mariners safe, and the LV18 has been used for a number of radio broadcasts, including various special event stations, RSLs, shows for Radio Caroline, community radio and Pirate BBC Essex.

The LV18 was also (almost) a movie star. She played the pirate radio ship "Radio Sunshine" in the film The Boat That Rocked, although her appearance had to be cut from the final release, due to the film over-running. There's a brief appearance of her on the DVD Extras, where you'll notice her wearing the Sunshine logo in yellow scenic paint
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TM2532, 209 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Ship 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2597 3288 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.9092N 1:17.2051E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2598 3289
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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