The life of HMS Theseus came to a sad end when, after being decommissioned in January 1957 and laying up in Portsmouth Harbour for four years, she was approved for disposal and handed over to the British Steel Corporation in March 1958. Then on 29th May 1962 she was sold to T.W.Ward and towed to the breaker yard at Inverkeithing. Scotland to be broken up. A very sad end to a truly magnificent ship.
Entering the breakers yard Inverkeithing