HMS ILLUSTRIOUS arrived on the afternoon of February 14, 2013 at Liverpool Cruise Terminal; for a weekend courtesy visit. Departure being scheduled for the afternoon of February 18.
HMS ILLUSTRIOUS [R06] is the final operational member of the Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier. Launched at Swann Hunter on December 14, 1978 and commissioned on June 20, 1982. She is due to pay off in 2014 on completion of the refit of HMS OCEAN.