by Danny Boyle
It is the boat that rocked when pop music pirates ruled
Now Radio Caroline - the symbol of rebellion for thousands of
teenagers in the 1960s and the last radio ship in the world - is
set to come chugging to Gravesend.
Both its owners and Gravesham council are now in advanced talks
to secure the converted trawler, the Ross Revenge, a permanent
mooring on the town's riverside.
It is hoped the arrival of the infamous pirate station
would bring the borough a much-needed tourism boost.
The station still blasts rock and pop around the world via the
internet and satellite from land-based studios near Rochester.
But the boat itself, Radio Caroline's third and last radio ship,
now only broadcasts about once a month from where she is berthed at
secure Tilbury docks.
Owner Peter Moore, 63, said: "We have a massive tourist
attraction on our hands. But we're in a very secure out-of-the-way
area, so we can't get the public in.
"If we moved to Gravesend, the potential would be massive."