Where were you on the day when Warrior left Hartlepool

In Hartlepool's rich maritime history, there were few finer sights than the massive and majestic HMS Warrior.

Thursday, 24th November 2016, 10:00 am
Were you one of the children watching on that special day?

On the day she left, thousands of you lined the coast to watch her go in 1997, for her new home at Portsmouth.

Our photos show two sections of the huge gathering, including a group of schoolchildren. Can you spot your face in the crowd?

Can you spot your face in the crowd?

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Another shows the tiny tug which pulled Warrior out to sea and it is dwarfed by the giant of the waves.

Our final shot shows a huge bank of spectators sheletered against the rain.

Were you there? What are your memories of Warrior, from the moment she arrived to the huge restoration project and the sad day she left Hartlepool.

Get in touch and tell us how you were involved.

The sheer size of Warrior can be judged against the tiny tug towing her.
The crowds watch as Warrior heads out of town one last time.
Can you spot your face in the crowd?
The sheer size of Warrior can be judged against the tiny tug towing her.
The crowds watch as Warrior heads out of town one last time.