It was blown up 14 metres below the surface and made a ‘pop’ as explosives rigged to the side of it went off, according to bomb officials brought in from Plymouth.
A naval spokesman at the scene told DevonLive: “A fisherman brought in what he thought was an old Sea Wolf rocket. He wasn’t sure of its full type at the time.
“About 9am that came in to Brixham Harbour.
He added: “We get in touch with the coastguard, they provide assistance with cordons, they let all the fishermen know…we put our own explosives next to the explosives from the rocket motor, lower that down to the sea bed and then we detonate it on the surface.”
Brixham coastguard confirmed Solent maritime colleagues from Berry Head were involved.
Police officials from the Ministry of Defence are also down at the scene.
Others said they had seen teams drive down by the water.
A Sea Wolf is a naval surface-to-air missile system and is an automated point-defence weapon system.
It is designed as a short-range defence against both sea-skimming and high-angle anti-ship missiles and aircraft.
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