HMS Hermes Farewell

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Shree Ram Shipping has confirmed that HMS Hermes 1959-1984 then INS Viraat 1986-2017 will be towed from Mumbai, where she is presently docked, to Alang Ship Breaking Yard and be turned into razor blades.
The Indian ship-breaking team will need to work hard to tear apart the well built hull of what was HMS Elephant when she was laid down 56 years ago.
It will be interesting to see how the hulls of our two supercarriers fare in comparison.
 
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My first time at sea in the RN was on Hermes, it was for sea training for a load of us trainee OEMs. We were only on for a couple of months but still visited Hamburg and Malta, or, more accurately, the Reeperbahn and the Gut :)

Not bad for a 16 year old who'd only been in the mob 6 months!
 
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Saves bringing her back her to try and turn her into a museum.
To be fair the present owners did try to find an Indian use for her. Several attempts were made to turn her into something else but the necessary cash was not forthcoming
 

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To be fair the present owners did try to find an Indian use for her. Several attempts were made to turn her into something else but the necessary cash was not forthcoming
With a population the size of India’s if they couldn’t make her pay as a museum or any other use (hotel/heliport etc) then we’d have no chance
 
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With a population the size of India’s if they couldn’t make her pay as a museum or any other use (hotel/heliport etc) then we’d have no chance
Its not the size of population, it is the amount of wealth per adult. (Sadly)
North America 69,162
Europe 24,742
India 14,569
Africa 6,488

2019 figures in US Dollars
 
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