EAW005979 ENGLAND (1947). HMS Warspite aground off Prussia Cove, Prussia Cove, 1947

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Title [EAW005979] HMS Warspite aground off Prussia Cove, Prussia Cove, 1947
Reference EAW005979
Date 18-May-1947
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Place name PRUSSIA COVE
Parish ST. HILARY
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 155650, 27684
Longitude / Latitude -5.4171691825972, 50.098273366895
National Grid Reference SW557277

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The lack of gun barrels must mean this once proud ship is bound for the breaker's yard.

John Wass
Monday 1st of September 2014 11:31:06 AM
Indeed she was on her way to Faslane for breaking up when she ran aground here in April 1947. She was not refloated until 1950 after which she was slowly broken up near Penzance.

mannidaze
Friday 12th of September 2014 05:05:28 PM

dave43
Thursday 30th of January 2014 07:41:39 PM

dave43
Thursday 30th of January 2014 07:41:02 PM