The wheelhouse and bulwarks were
later replaced, the tug was cleaned and painted, and eventually, on Tuesday evening,
6 June 2000 the Stanegarth made her last voyage - to a spot some 200 metres from
the shore - blessed by Stoney Cove's chaplain, Rev. Mary Strange.
flare signalled the start of an impressive pyrotechnic display and a silver band
played maritime tunes. But with her seacocks open, it took some 90 minutes for
the Stanegarth to give up the ghost and slide beneath the water amid wild cheers.
A buoy attached towards her stern marks her position.
many spectators crowded Stoney Cove for the scuttling that the police called to
say that three nearby villages were at a standstill because of Stoney Cove bound
Cove thanks DIVER magazine for their valuable contribution to this project.
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