Communicator in Suffolk - Part 2
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54. The Communicator in Lowestoft Starboard Bow
55. The Communicator Stern
56. Between On-Air & Production Studios with Mast Supports
57. Laser 558 Main Studio
58. Laser Production Studio
59. CSI Transmitter cabinets
60. Looking in a sorry state
61. DC Switching panel to right, note tide mark from flooding
62. Waterlogged wood in Bilge
63. Paul not keen on the camera
64. Working on the Main Ships Engine Rockers with Mark
65. Back on the Bridge
66. Thought Laser & Caroline were last of the Pirates!
67. Nice 'Skull & Cross Bones'
68. Unknown ship, any ideas?
Hopefully in the day & age of real Piracy doesn't take to sea boldly displaying pirate credentials?
69. MV Communicator, looking aft
70. MV Communicator Portside
71. MV Communicator Starboard side bow showing antenna cage
72. MV Communicator Starboard side
73. MV Communicator Starboard side along wharf
74. Time to leave the MV Communicator
75. MV Communicator showing full height of the antenna
76. Will any more pictures appear?
18/05/09 - I got involved with the pirate story awhile back remembering the halcyon 60's days as a kid in Portsmouth. My son a telecommunication engineer (Horsebridge Cheltenham) dialogued with Tony Pine recently reference wireless linking at the Redsands project. I obtained a video of Laser 558 in '87 and the impact of the loss of the mast on the Ross Revenge which graphically illustrated the spirit of pirate radio, it just gets more and more intriguing. My question is has the communicator been broken up, it would be marvellous to think that if she were still around a project of restoration pairing her and the Revenge.
Kind Regards, Graham Newton - Plymouth
The MV Communicator was built in 1954 in Bremen & named the 'Tannager' after a final Superstation RSL broadcast in the Orkney Islands the MV Communicator was cut up as scrap in 2007
The Ship had in between times been called the' Charterer' & 'Gardline Seeker' based in Lowestoft, where she'd been refurbished for the final time
With grateful thanks to Paul & Roy the 'Balls Brothers' for sharing their photographs with us & their help in producing this part of the MV Communicator story
Additional photographs numbers 75 & 76 from Skipper Graham
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