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Photographer:Allan RO [View profile]Title:HMS Illustrious R06Added:Dec 07, 2016
Captured:December 07, 2016IMO:UnavailableHits:1,844
Location:Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
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decommissioned Illustrious leaving Pompey for the last time en route the breakers torches at Aliaga. Very sad day, but hundreds there to bid her a last farewell.

photo : Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions 2016
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Frenchred on Jan 04, 2017 15:39 (2 years ago)
Now beached in Aliaga next to an oil platform and both now under the blowtorch.
Trygve Eriksen on Dec 30, 2016 12:17 (2 years ago)
A very good and interesting picture. Sad to se her going for BU. For me it was interesting to be onboard and look at her, when she did visit Oslo, Norway some years ago.
Frank Buckley on Dec 30, 2016 10:34 (2 years ago)
Excellent photo Allan. End of an Era! Sad sight for such a fine vessel. Also may I take this opportunity to wish everybody at shipspotting a happy and healty New Year and keep up the superb work of sharing ship photos. Thanks again.

Regards Frank
carimar on Dec 30, 2016 09:47 (2 years ago)
very nice shot! many thanks!
SULZER_54 on Dec 29, 2016 21:51 (2 years ago)
O.M.G.!!!! She looks again in very good conditions, why then she got to be scrapped? Really very very sad!!
Allan RO on Dec 08, 2016 13:07 (2 years ago)
thanks for the comments guys - another piece of our proud naval history gone

Allan
Douglas Cromby on Dec 08, 2016 12:24 (2 years ago)
A great shot Allan, and light was good. I remember her seeing he at the builders on the Tyne.
TARBATNESS on Dec 08, 2016 11:42 (2 years ago)
Excellent shot of a sad event.
Allan RO on Dec 08, 2016 10:47 (2 years ago)
thanks Bry

Allan
Brian Brady on Dec 08, 2016 10:44 (2 years ago)
Well captured Allan, a sad departure !

Best Wishes,

Bry.
Allan RO on Dec 07, 2016 18:35 (2 years ago)
cheers guys, the weather was a lot better then predicted and she certainly got a good send off. Good coverage not only on local news but also made the national news on ITN.

Allan
Kelvin Davies on Dec 07, 2016 17:19 (2 years ago)
Nice one Allan. But what a kerfuffle dragging it to Spithead then having to do a 180 before Eraclea took up the tow!
Robert J Smith on Dec 07, 2016 17:11 (2 years ago)
Great shot Allan.
I managed to get down myself, well worth getting up at an ungodly hour for :-)

Regards

Bob
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