Eagle departing Plymouth for the Scottish breakers 14/Sept/78. At the time there were many rumours that Eagle was rusted out and would probably sink during the tow, these proved completely unfounded, her hull was in very good material condition, the list was due to lack of ballast correction after a
Taking of the Revenue Cutter Eagle during the war of 1812.
Commander of Eagle runs the ship ashore to escape being sunk. Removing some of the ships cannon, he set them up on top of the cliff, and along with some local Militia opens fire on the pursuing Brig HMS Dispatch. The landing party were beate