Hail and farewell, noble Vikrant.

Well, its official. The World War Two era 19,500-ton Colossus class aircraft carrier HMS Hercules/ INS Vikrant, after a more than forty year career that included seeing hot combat against Pakistan, and brief retirement as a museum ship, is scrapped.

NS Vikrant, Indian Navy's first aircraft carrier on last voyage

INS Vikrant, Indian Navy’s first aircraft carrier, is seen moved on the Arabian Sea to a ship breaking yard at Reay Road in Mumbai, India, May 29, 2014. (Xinhua/Stringer)

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