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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Mar 2017 11:44 p.m. PST

The world's oldest aircraft carrier was decommissioned today during a sunset ceremony in Mumbai ahead of an uncertain future for the ship hull.

The almost 60-year-old carrier INS Viraat (R22) could now be sold for scrap or sunk after a plan to turn the ship into a multi-use hotel, museum and convention center space stalled, the chief of staff of the Indian Navy told reporters…


fantasque08 Mar 2017 2:06 a.m. PST

Farewell HMS Hermes, Falklands veteran

Chokidar Inactive Member08 Mar 2017 3:46 a.m. PST

Probably makes her also the last carrier to have fought in a naval air war…

cosmicbank08 Mar 2017 4:23 a.m. PST

Don't worry Chokidar somebody will fix that sooner or later.

Chokidar Inactive Member09 Mar 2017 3:51 a.m. PST

We need a "like" button… for comments like yours Cosmic!!!!
:-) :-) :-)

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 3:06 a.m. PST

Should have come back to the UK as a floating Fleet Air Arm museum

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