HMS Illustrious and HMS Cattistock in Portsmouth Harbour

HMS Illustrious is an "Invincible" class light aircraft carrier, the middle of three built for the Royal Navy in the late 70s and early 80s (she was commissioned in 1982). Following the retirement of the Harrier VTOL aircraft in 2010 she became and helicopter carrier and is the oldest (as of 2014) serving ship in the Royal Navy. We were lucky to see her before her final deployment following which she will be de-commissioned and preserved for the nation.

HMS Illustrious is an "Invincible" class light aircraft carrier, the middle of three built for the Royal Navy in the late 70s and early 80s (she was commissioned in 1982). Following the retirement of the Harrier VTOL aircraft in 2010 she became and helicopter carrier and is the oldest (as of 2014) serving ship in the Royal Navy. We were lucky to see her before her final deployment following which she will be de-commissioned and preserved for the nation.
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DescriptionHMS Illustrious is an "Invincible" class light aircraft carrier, the middle of three built for the Royal Navy in the late 70s and early 80s (she was commissioned in 1982). Following the retirement of the Harrier VTOL aircraft in 2010 she became and helicopter carrier and is the oldest (as of 2014) serving ship in the Royal Navy. We were lucky to see her before her final deployment following which she will be de-commissioned and preserved for the nation.
CountyHampshire
CountryUnited Kingdom
CopyrightCopyright 2014 Kenvyn & Debbie Davies
Tags 2014 B&W Black & White BlackAndWhite Coast Coastal Town England HMS Illustrious Hampshire Harbour Military Monochrome Olympus E-PL5 Outdoors Portsmouth Portsmouth Harbour Royal Navy Sea Shipping bnw
CameraOlympus E-PL5
LensOLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R 
Focal Length32mm
Focal Length (35mm)64mm
Shutter Speed1/320
Aperturef/11.0
ISO Speed200

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