Built in 1975 at the Yorkshire Dry Dock Co. Gross weight 499 tons, length 139' (42.4m) she was originally designed for carrying cargo on the Manchester Ship Canal
Originally known as Seaborne Trader (until 1987), Island Swift (until 1990), Yeoman Rose (until 2001), then re-named Gina D. She is now used to transport grain from Liverpool along the Manchester Ship Canal to Trafford Park
The MV Yeoman Rose was hired as the base for a re-creation of Radio London (operating under a Restricted Service Licence) from 18th July to 14th August 1997 to mark the 30th anniversary of the close of the original Radio London on the introduction of the Marine etc Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967.
The Yeoman Rose was anchored one mile off the coast of Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex for the duration of the broadcast.
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