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Notes:

HMS Warspite broke away from the salvage tow taking her to a breaker's yard. After running aground at Prussia Cove on 23 April 1947 she was refloated on the next day's tide. She is pictured here with a salvage crane on board being broken up in Mounts Bay. This process took over five years.

Warspite

Record Number: PEZPH : 1990.1176
Identification
Full name: Black And White Photograph
Brief description: HMS Warspite broke away from the salvage tow taking her to a breaker's yard. After running aground at Prussia Cove on 23 April 1947 she was refloated on the next day's tide. She is pictured here with a salvage crane on board being broken up in Mounts Bay. This process took over five years.
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Person: Hall, Garfield
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