The Ross Revenge restoration teams
efforts over the past eight years can be seen on these videos. Click
on playlist button to see thumbnails linking to other videos showing some of the work
that has been carried out. The work began after the RSL at the Tilbury
landing stage, the ship was moved into the Secure dock at Tilbury. At
first all the work had to be carried out inside the ship and the decks
were given a scraping and painting. Then when permission was given by
the Port Authority we moved outside and scraped and painted the outside
of the ship.
During the winter months we moved inside and refurbished
the mess room, the record library, the cabins and the studios. At the
same time the ceilings were removed and painted while the electric cables
were replaced with new. New lagging was installed before the panels
were replaced. You can also see the bulkhead panels being cut away by
Dave Lockyer to turn the dog kennel into a shop. Sometimes the weather
was so hot we had to erect a cover to shield us from the heat of the
A Cherry Picker was hired to reach parts that were too far for
us to reach from the dockside. The ship has been moored in several locations
within the dock. At first the cement lorries could be seen at the cement
birth, then the ship was moved to the scrap birth and a mountain of
scrap can be seen. One day Nick Roe went up the mast to tighten the
supports and can be seen throwing down lumps of rust from the platform.
This is only a very small part of the work that has been carried out
on the ship during this time.