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HMS Illustrious

By BERTRAM
Well im back not sure for how long comp still playing up, not restarting very well.

HMS Illustrious is the second of three Invincible- class light aircraft carriers built for the Royal Navyin tht late 70s.She is the fifth warship and second aircraft carrier to be called Illustrious, and is affectionately known as Lusty to her crew.She just missed the Falkands conflict, but was deployed to Iraq and Bosnia in the90s and to Sierra Leone in 2000. A massive re-fit in 2002 meant that she missed the Iraq War, bit she was finished in time to assist British Citizens trapped by the war in Lebanon. She will be replaced by HMS Queen Elizabeth ??
CONSTRUCTION
She was laid down at Swan Hunter on the river Tyne in 1976, and launched in 1978. As the ship neared the end of its fitting out, the Falklands War broke out. As a consequence, work was greatly speeded up. The war was won before she was finnished, but she did perform a useful service in the aftermath. Untill the RAF airfield on thr Islands was repaired.The aircraft carrier HMS Invincible had been on station for many months when Illustious steamrd to its relief.However Illustrious was needed so fast that the ship was commissioned at sea.After the RAF airfield was repaired, Illustrious returned to the UK for a full shakedown cruise and workup period, with a formal commissioning on the 20th march 1983......
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Comments


21 Sep 2009 2:28PM
Excellent shot - well taken

Chris

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HuntedDragon 8 118 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 2:29PM
may well be your bios set up causing the bad start up, thats and hardware incompatability..theres a few sites on the net that list compatable pc bits, the bio's? ring a freind? take a 50:50?..cant help sorry..
martinjp 7 2 3 England
21 Sep 2009 2:30PM
lovely image and write up David...

Martin.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
21 Sep 2009 2:35PM
excellent write up, great image Dave
Dennis
redshank 7 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 2:59PM
Super image and wonderful write up.
Martin
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
21 Sep 2009 3:00PM
superb shot Dave and an excellent documentation
Neil
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
21 Sep 2009 3:03PM
Great image and interesting write up.........Sandy
21 Sep 2009 3:43PM
Another superb shot, David, and a great write up.
Roy
danbrann Plus
12 629 17
21 Sep 2009 4:04PM
Both yesterdays and todays built here in Newcastle on the banks of the Tyne. Alas the once famous Swan Hunter shipyard is all but a scrap yard now.

A super record of this fine ship.
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
21 Sep 2009 4:17PM
Super image and write up Dave

Stace
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
21 Sep 2009 4:53PM
Very interesting info in your write-up. Another super image of a fine vessel.

Ann
21 Sep 2009 5:30PM
fine write and shot
21 Sep 2009 5:42PM
wonderful man, lovely color and write up.
JohnH37 10 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 6:21PM
Excellent.Great colours too.
-John
21 Sep 2009 6:23PM
Thanks for that write up
Really interesting
21 Sep 2009 6:35PM
Love the blue tones and the mood.
Alex
Roly 9 Wales
21 Sep 2009 8:02PM
Nice shot and a good write up.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
21 Sep 2009 8:10PM
Fine pic and writeup Dave...Bill
harrattp 9 11 4 England
21 Sep 2009 9:13PM
Another good narrative David accompanying a good image.

Paul
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 10:21PM
the ship is well positioned in the frame and you have a great sky - superb image
21 Sep 2009 10:25PM
Great write up here, and a superb detailed image with good colour. Gary
hary60 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 10:51PM
Cracking image of a great ship very well done
Harry
Ray42 8 3 England
22 Sep 2009 7:38AM
Nice shot and an interesting write up
22 Sep 2009 8:19AM
a well captured image and a great write up well presented.
imagio 10 12 1 England
22 Sep 2009 9:16AM
Excellent Dave

Bernie
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 9:41AM
Superb image and great write up .

Hugh
22 Sep 2009 11:54AM

Quote:Excellent shot - well taken

Chris


I agree, great shot.
peter
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
22 Sep 2009 10:25PM
Wonderful image, well captured
Phil1958 7 272 4 Wales
23 Sep 2009 11:07PM
Great shot and what a very informative write up.

Phil
phil99 10 45 6 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2009 5:51PM
Excellently presented and captured shot and a fine and informative read . ....Phil
Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
25 Sep 2009 2:55PM
Nice shot Dave and informative write up.

Aidan,,
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 10:07AM
Another great detailed image with an excellent writeup
Tim
videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2009 6:31PM
Another magnificient Aircraft Carrier--Well done David.
Pete
Baronred 8 2 Australia
31 Dec 2009 4:44AM
Great shot of the ACC that I had the pleasure of going on board while docked in Sydney 85 / 86

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