Were the fairly large number of liners that were prematurely scrapped due the oil crisis of the 1970's broken up well before the end of their design life. Examples of ships less than 20 years old that were scrapped during this time include the Empress of England, Iberia, Chusan, and Northern Star which was actually built in 1962 and scrapped in 1976. Are the ships that are currently being prematurely scrapped like Costa Victoria and Carnival Inspiration, which would be 25 years of age now being scrapped long before the the end of their structural life. Despite the large number of 1950's ships scrapped during the 1970's oil crisis, there were quite a lot of ocean liners from the 1950's like the Kenya Castle, Empress of Britain, and the Saxonia class ships that were converted to cruise ships and sailed or lasted 40-50 years before being scrapped. There were many 1960's ocean liners converted to cruise ships like the Kungsholm, SS Norway, Transvaal Castle, and Sagafjord that sailed or lasted 40-50 years before being scrapped. Many late 1960's purpose built cruise ships like the Aegean Queen sailed over 40 years before being scrapped and the same can be said for many 1970's purpose built cruise ships like the two Love Boat ships, Song of Norway, Nordic Prince, and the cheaply built Cunard Adventurer. The Tropicale sailed almost 40 years before being scrapped, but Song of America, Celestyal Crystal, and Saga Sapphire are still scheduled to return to sailing once the all clear is given despite being about 40 years of age already. So, are the ships currently being scrapped prematurely, which were built in the late 1980's and 1990's well before the end of their economic design life and was it the same with the ships scrapped prematurely during the 1970's oil crisis, some less than 20 years old at the time.