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HMS Illustrious - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Illustrious

Name : HMS Illustrious
Laid Down : 7th October 1976
Launched : 1st December 1978
Completed : 20th June 1982
Type : Aircraft Carrier
Class : Invincible
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : R06
Fate :

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HMS Illustrious. Closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover, Mediterranean May 1984.


Sea King Helicopter 74 from HMS Illustrious launching from RFA Grey Rover, August 1985.


Sea King 74 of HMS Illustrious launching from RFA Grey Rover, August 1985.


Sea King 74 HMS Illustrious launching from RFA Grey Rover, August 1985.


Sea King 74 of HMS Illustrious launching from RFA Grey Rover, August 1985.


Sea King 74 of HMS Illustrious. Viewed from RFA Grey Rover, August 1985.


Sea King 74 of HMS Illustrious landing on RFA Grey Rover, August 1985.


Sea King 74 of HMS Illustrious launching from RFA Grey Rover, August 1985.


HMS Illustrious at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.


HMS Illustrious at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.


HMS Illustrious, at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet review, June 2005.


HMS Illustrious at Malta, 18th February 1996.


RO6 HMS Illustrious at Malta.


HMS Illustrious at Malta, September 2001.


HMS Illustrious at Malta, April 2000.


HMS Illustrious at Malta, September 2001.


HMS Illustrious

Timeline Entries :


1978 - Launched
1978 - Pennant R06
9th March 2001 - Arrived Greenock
13th March 2001 - Arrived North Shields
20th March 2001 - Arrived Dover
24th August 2001 - Arrived Portsmouth
10th September 2001 - Arrived Valletta
30th September 2001 - Arrived Salalah, Oman
23rd December 2001 - Arrived Mombassa
16th March 2002 - Palma de Majorca
25th March 2002 - Portsmouth
27th May 2002 - Plymouth Sound
31st May 2002 - Portsmouth
3rd October 2002 - Rosyth
6th November 2004 - Arrived Rosyth
14th December 2004 - Portsmouth
14th January 2005 - Plymouth Sound
17th January 2005 - Devonport
21st January 2005 - Portsmouth
17th February 2005 - Portsmouth
24th February 2005 - Dublin
2nd March 2005 - Plymouth Sound
4th March 2005 - Portsmouth
9th March 2005 - Plymouth Sound
10th March 2005 - Plymouth Sound
11th March 2005 - Devonport
24th March 2005 - Devonport
31st March 2005 - Plymouth Sound
7th April 2005 - Portsmouth
3rd May 2005 - Portsmouth
6th May 2005 - Greenwich
June 2005 - Participated in Trafalgar 2005
2nd June 2005 - North Shields
18th June 2005 - Portsmouth
24th June 2005 - Spithead
30th June 2005 - Portsmouth
4th August 2005 - Portsmouth
5th October 2005 - Devonport
5th October 2005 - Devonport
7th October 2005 - Torbay
4th November 2005 - Portsmouth
21st November 2005 - Valletta
8th December 2005 - Portsmouth
8th February 2006 - Portland UK
15th February 2006 - Portsmouth
3rd March 2006 - Portsmouth
18th April 2006 - Suez Canal
19th May 2006 - Goa
28th June 2006 - Suez Canal
3rd July 2006 - Piraeus
7th July 2006 - Gibraltar
13th July 2006 - Gibraltar
30th July 2006 - Gibraltar
3rd August 2006 - Portsmouth
7th October 2006 - Devonport
14th October 2006 - Portsmouth
10th November 2006 - London
16th November 2006 - Portsmouth
17th February 2007 - Devonport
23rd February 2007 - Torquay
16th March 2007 - Portsmouth
29th June 2007 - New York
6th July 2007 - Brooklyn
10th July 2007 - Norfolk
10th August 2007 - Portsmouth
17th September 2007 - Portsmouth
18th September 2007 - Portsmouth
19th October 2007 - Capt Tim Fraser in Command
1st November 2007 - Tyne
9th November 2007 - Portsmouth
23rd November 2007 - Rota
3rd December 2007 - Portsmouth
23rd January 2008 - Portsmouth
9th February 2008 - Portland UK
26th February 2008 - Valletta
21st April 2008 - Goa
10th May 2008 - Suez Canal
14th May 2008 - Istanbul
24th May 2008 - Gibraltar
30th May 2008 - Spithead
30th May 2008 - Portsmouth
25th July 2008 - Arrived Portsmouth
27th July 2008 - Sailed Portsmouth
4th September 2008 - Plymouth Sound
5th September 2008 - Plymouth Sound
8th September 2008 - Devonport
12th September 2008 - Limmassol ?
19th September 2008 - Plymouth Sound
20th September 2008 - Devonport
26th September 2008 - Devonport
3rd October 2008 - Portsmouth
17th October 2008 - Liverpool
23rd October 2008 - Portsmouth
4th November 2008 - Arrived London
4th November 2008 - London
2009 - In service.
24th March 2009 - Tyne
10th April 2009 - Portsmouth
6th May 2009 - Arrived Greenwich
11th May 2009 - Sailed Greenwich
26th May 2009 - Portsmouth

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