'Canberra' will be scrapped

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The much-loved cruise liner Canberra is to end her life in a scrapyard in Pakistan, it was announced yesterday. The 45,000-tonne vessel, which was used as a troop-carrying ship in the Falklands campaign, left Southampton last night for Pakistan, P&O Cruises said.

Launched in 1961, Canberra completed her final 20-night Mediterranean cruise voyage on 30 September ending a career which saw her sail about three million miles and carry one million passengers.