Retired, not expired
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/5819562/French-horror-as-Joan-of-Arc-to-be-killed-by-English-again.htmlFrench naval chiefs reacted with horror after it was announced that one of the country's best-loved warships, the Jeanne-d'Arc, is to be sent to England to be broken up.
One senior officer said that the prospect of the ship being "burned, martyred and dismembered" in England would be too much to stomach after the old enemy's earlier hand in the death at the stake in 1431 of France's national heroine, after whom the ship is named.
The ageing vessel, which is used by the French as a "floating embassy" in a similar role as the decommissioned Royal Yacht Britannia, is due to embark on its 45th and final world tour, after which it will be dismantled. Able UK, the British shipbreakers based on the River Tees, is reportedly in pole position to win the tender.