Well HMAS Adelaide has been sunk . On a superb autumn morning in front of a big crowd ( it's the school holidays) it was sent to the bottom at 11.45am . It was not all plain sinking as a large pod of dolphins delayed the scuttling for 75 mins and the crowd were getting somewhat restless by the time they pressed the red button -- without any warning.
The anti sinking protestors got in the last word at the scheduled sinking time by skywriting "shame" twice over the ship .
In the end it only took a few seconds to disappear . Unfortunately the ship turned stern to the beach so it was difficult to photograph particularly as I was only using a little Canon G9.