A converted 111' (34 m) wooden Norwegian whaling vessel, built in 1921.
She is used as a floating laboratory and rescue centre for oil and pollution operated by Earthkind, the National Welfare and Environmental Charity.
The Ocean Defender was used to broadcast a re-creation of Radio London (operating under a Restricted Service Licence) between 17th December 1997 and 13th January 1998 from St Katherine’s Dock in London
Photo: Offshore Radio Guide
Thanks to Martin van der Ven for allowing us to use some additional information from the Broadcasting Fleet section of the Offshore Radio Guide in this Gallery