The HMS Illustrious (NR-01) at sea with a fleet replenishment oiler.


The HMS Illustrious (NR-01) was the first of the Illustrious-class supercarriers and the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier in the world.

Illustrious was decommissioned on November 11th, 2014 after fifty-three years of service in the royal navy. Her replacement, HMS Illustrious (NR-101) entered service on July 8th, 2015.

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