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The Fate of Hermes

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Aerial starboard beam view of the British aircraft carrier HMS HERMES (R-12) underway, March 1982.

Looks like INS Viraat (once HMS Hermes) is on her way to the shipbreakers:

Is INS Viraat finally headed for the shipbreakers? Reports early last month indicated that the time of the storied aircraft carrier had nearly come to an end after the failure of several preservation efforts. As of the end of September, the ship was prepared for scrapping. However, a last ditch effort still hopes to preserve Viraat as a museum and tourist attraction. 

Not much hope; the hull is apparently in very poor condition, and I doubt that any Indian government is going to be willing to dredge up the cash necessary for a refurbishment.

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