HMS ILLUSTRIOUS (R 06) - London, England       Call sign - ????     IMO number - none     Owner - Department of National Defense, UK

Location - Photographed while she was underway off Portsmouth, England     Photograph Date - 31 May 2002
Photographer - Douglas Cromby     Added to archive - 22 Feb 2003     Last updated - 22 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - 7 October 1976
  Launched - 1 December 1978
  Commissioned - 20 June 1982

  (a) Illustrious - U.K.

  She has operated under this name for her entire service career thus far

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Invincible Class aircraft carrier
  Displacement tonnage (full load) - 20,600
  L.O.A. - 209.10 meters (685'8")
  L.B.P. - 192.60 meters (632'0")
  Width overall - 36.00 meters (118'0")
  Width moulded - 90.0 meters (27'5")
  Draught -
  Depth (hull) -
  Depth (screws) - 8.0 meters (26'0")
  Compliment - 685 (60 officers)

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Swan Hunter Shipbuilders
  Country - Yarrow, England
  Hull number -
  Engine builder - Swan Hunter Shipbuilders
  Number of gas engines - 4
  Engine type - RR Olympus TM38 gas turbines
  Horsepower (gas) - 97,200 hp (72,500 kW)
  Speed - 28 knots
  Range - 5,000 miles at 15 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Deployments, accidents, retrofits, layups, exercises or corrections etc - Viewer contributions WELCOMED

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