After a quarter of a century of service, Ark Royal – the fifth vessel to bear a name that dates back to victory over the Spanish Armada – will shortly be reduced to tin cans and razor blades.
You most certainly don\’t take a ship apart and then cut it into little bits for razor blades. And ships tend to be carbon steel, while razor blades are high chromium steel. So it\’s not even the same type of steel.
The chunks of the Ark Royal will be melted down and then, perhaps, maybe, that melt might have chrome added to it which then goes off to the specialist factories that make the strip suitable for making into razor blades. But it\’s a very, very, tenuous link.