Updated: Sunday July 28th 2013

The Broadcasting Fleet

 

 

Shipboard Radio Stations (3)

Shipboard Radio Stations (2)

Shipboard Radio Stations (1)

A feature by Dr. Adrian Peterson

 

The first radio broadcasts from ships (from 1898 to 1950) - A chronological table

The heydays of watery wireless (from 1951 up until today) - A chronological table

 

 

The offshore radio ships:

| Aegir | Aegir II = Martina | Aldebaran | Apache | Aurora | Awatea | Bon Jour = Magda Maria = Mi Amigo | Borkum Riff | Calypso | Canberra | Ceto | City of Panama | Chatham | Cheeta | Cheeta II | Columbus | Comet | Communicator | Courier | Droit de Parole | Faithful Friend | Flamborian | Fredericia | Galaxy | Grenville | Hatzvi | Hebe | Hof | Janine | Kanimbla | Kajur | King David (Capital Radio) | King David (Arutz 2000) | Lucky Star | Magdalena | Magda Maria = "Morning Star" | Mebyon Kernow | Mebo II | Norderney | Oceaan VII | Odelia | Olga Patricia = Laissez Faire | Peace | Phoenix | Polaris | Red Rose | Ross Revenge | Sarah | Spindle Eye | Texas | Tiri | Tiri II | Uilenspiegel | Unknown (China) | Unknown (Estaçion Piranaica) | Unknown (MARLO) | Unknown (Northlight Radio) | Unknown (Radio Morue) |

 

 

Offshore radio from artificial structures:

 | Knock John | Red Sands | REM-eiland | Shivering Sands | Sunk Head |

 

 

Ill-fated offshore radio ships:

| Birchlea | Cederlea | Déesse de la démocratie | Deep Diver | Electra | Ellen | Epivan | Fury | Grampian Dawn and Grampian Princess | Hendrik Jan | Kowloon = Shanghai Moon | Lady Dixon | HMS Leviathan | Manor Park | Mebo | Morgenster | Nannell | Piscator | Pursuit / Jubilee | Sea Level XI | Unknown (Gdansk) | Unknown (Radio Albatross) | Unknown (Radio Europa) | Unknown (Radio Mauritius) |

 

 

Licensed radio or outside broadcasting ships:

 | Bison | Coastal Ranger | De Hoop | Dolfijn | Earl of Zetland | Enterprise | Fortuna | Galexy | Greif | Hope | Karel Doorman | LV-8  | LV-18 ("Mebo 3")  | Mercur | Minerva | Mueritz | Noé | Ocean Defender | Sittard | St. Paul | Sturmvogel | Thalassa | The Sullivans | Thekla | Willem Beukelsz | Yeoman Rose | Unknown (Celestial Radio) | Unknown (Malta) | Unknown (Radio Euzkadi) |

 

 

Artificial structures with ill-fated projects:

 | Rough Tower | Gunfleet Lighthouse | Tongue Sands |

 

 

Unconfirmed reports:

| Carmen | Cornucopia | Mayflower | Pamela | R 48 (Dave "The Fish") | Rex | Unknown (Radio Lakeland) | Unknown (Your radio of the sea)

 

 

First experimental or unique watery wireless:

| Andromeda | Appalachian | Baloeran | Bombala | Cruiser Aurora | Berengaria | Defiant | Director II | Elettra | Empress of Britain | East Goodwin Lightship | Franconia | Flying Huntress | Hansestadt Danzig | Iowa | Jacob Ruppert | | USS Leviathan | Little WLW | Lurline | Mariposa | Missouri (BB 11) | Missouri (BB 63) | Mount Olympus | Monarch of Bermuda | Mt McKinley | Normandie | Orion | Queen Mary | Riverina | Royal Yacht Osborne | Seth Parker | West Virginia |

 

 

Adventist World Radio featuring: "The First Radio Broadcasts From Ships"

| Parts 1 and 2Parts 3, 4 and 5 | Part 6 , 7 and 8 | Parts 9, 10 and 11 | Parts 12, 13, 14 and 15 | Parts 16, 17 and 18 | Parts 19, 20, 21 and 22 | Parts 23, 24 and 25 | Parts 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 | Parts 31, 32 and 33 |

 


From: International Shortwave Club USA Magazine January 1938 (ISWC 1-38)

 

References

 

 

The Offshore Radio Guide

 

 

 

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