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Borkum Riff

Former Name(s)

The vessel was always known as Borkum Riff


Ex- German lightship



457 tons



Flag state(s)

Panama, Guatemala, East Germany

Stations Housed

Radio Veronica  

(21st April 1960- 16th November 1964)


(2nd January 1961- 22nd March 1961)

Ultimate fate

Sold for scrap and broken up in Zeebrugge (circa 1965)

Borkum Riff Borkum Riff as a lightship

Left: Borkum Riff in her days as a German lightship

(Photo: Hans Knot)

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Left: Borkum Riff in 1934 as a German lightship (flying the Nazi flag)

(Photo: Hans Knot)