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HMS Illustrious - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Illustrious

Name : HMS Illustrious
Laid Down : 11th March 1895
Launched : 17th September 1896
Completed : 15th April 1898
Type : Battleship
Class : Majestic
Builder : Chatham
Country : UK
Pennants :
Fate : Scrapped 18th June 1920.

HMS Illustrious, launched 17th September 1896 and served with the Channel Fleet until September 1908. Went into reserve and transferred into the 3rd fleet at Devonport in 1912. Outbreak of world war one, recommissioned as guard ship for Loch Awe, Lough Swilly, The Tyne and finally the Humber. In May 1915 she joined the southern fleet in the Channel finally used as an ammunition ship in 1916. Eventually sold for breaking 18th June 1920. Armament: four 12 inch guns, twelve 6 inch guns, sixteen 12 pdr guns, twelve 3 pdr guns, 2 maxims, two 2pdr boat guns and five torpedo tubes. Displacement: 14,900 tons. Speed: 16.5 knots. Complement: 757.

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HMS Illustrious, 1898.


HMS Illustrious, 1898.


HMS Illustrious


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HMS Camperdown with HMS Illustrious, c.1898.

Timeline Entries :


17th September 1896 - Pennant Number 87
17th September 1896 - Launched
13th October 1897 - Preliminary basin trials at Chatham
11th February 1898 - Sailed Chatham for steam trial
11th February 1898 - Capt. G.L. Atkinson in Command
15th April 1898 - Commissioned
1899 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
1900 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
1901 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
31st March 1901 - Capt. Frank Finnis
31st March 1901 - At Malta
31st March 1901 - Mediterranean Station
3rd December 1901 - 3rd Dec 1901 Illustrious Arrived Malta from Platea
3rd December 1901 - Capt. F. Finnis in Command
1902 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
December 1902 - Mediterranean Fleet
1903 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
5th August 1903 - On Fleet Maneouvres
5th December 1903 - Commenced Fleet Maneouvres
1904 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
1905 - Atlantic Fleet
June 1906 - Captain Frederick A. Warden in Command
June 1906 - Channel Fleet
1907 - Channel Fleet
5th August 1907 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral George A. Callaghan
5th August 1907 - Arrived Liverpool
12th November 1907 - Channel Fleet Review at Spithead
12th November 1907 - Capt. Hugh H.D. Tothill in Command
1908 - Channel Fleet
April 1909 - 3rd Division, Home Fleet at Portsmouth
27th July 1910 - Arrived back at Torquay after Naval Review
27th July 1910 - Sailed Torquay for Naval Review
23rd June 1911 - At Spithead for Fleet Review
3rd February 1912 - At Spithead for the arrival of the King and Queen
9th July 1912 - Spithead Review
8th August 1914 - 9th Battle Squadron. Guardship at Loch Ewe)
18th June 1920 - Sold For Break Up
17th October 1948 - Illustrious At Portland

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