Winches / HMS Warspite
Winches / HMS Warspite

Left Pics - A Rusting Winch / Capstan at Bessy's Cove , used by the fishermen after the smugglers left.
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Right Pic - Timber Pole ( overlooking Piskies Cove ) - with chains nearby from the moorings of HMS Warspite .
On the 23rd April 1947 HMS Warspite was en-route for breaking up on the Clyde - the tow parted in heavy seas and she went ashore in Prussia Cove.
Warspite remained at the cove for 3 years before being refloated and moved to the beach alongside St. Michael`s Mount.
Here she lay for 5 years slowly being taken apart for scrap metal.

Ref: 1175.76.80

Date: 15/04/2015

Location: SW 5532.2779 / 5554.2774

Winches / HMS Warspite

Left Pics - A Rusting Winch / Capstan at Bessy's Cove , used by the fishermen after the smugglers left.
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Right Pic - Timber Pole ( overlooking Piskies Cove ) - with chains nearby from the moorings of HMS Warspite .
On the 23rd April 1947 HMS Warspite was en-route for breaking up on the Clyde - the tow parted in heavy seas and she went ashore in Prussia Cove.
Warspite remained at the cove for 3 years before being refloated and moved to the beach alongside St. Michael`s Mount.
Here she lay for 5 years slowly being taken apart for scrap metal.

Ref: 1175.76.80

Date: 15/04/2015

Location: SW 5532.2779 / 5554.2774