Doomed warship HMS Plymouth has left home, sailing the River Mersey, on its final journey to be scrapped in a foreign port.
The Royal Navy ship, where the Argentinians formally surrendered their garrison after invading South Georgia during the Falklands War, could not be saved, despite a 25-year long fight since it was decommissioned in 1988.
She sailed on the morning tide on the Mersey, leaving her berth for the open seas and is thought to be heading for a port in Turkey where she will be scrapped.
Campaigners had raised money to launch a legal action to have the ship "arrested" and prevent the ship leaving.
But Peel Ports, who own Vittoria Dock in Birkenhead where she has languished rusting and unloved for years, said they had no "practical choice" but to scrap the vessel.
A man who's Jack Russell was viciously attacked by another dog wants them all to be muzzled. Leslie Whitaker's dog Stitch was savaged by a Lurcher dog in Birkenhead Park and left with serious injuries.
The eight year old dog had to have emergency surgery to reconstruct her ribs.
Mr Whitaker says he's haunted by what happened that day.
"Thankfully, we will never know how far Forman was prepared to go in acting out his racist fantasies.
"However, we do know that Forman had carefully selected a number of targets to meet his own means. Had he carried them out, his attacks could have caused considerable damage to both property and people at several Mosques.
– Detective Sergeant Matt Findell, of the North West Counter-Terrorism Unit