HMS Centaur (R06) and her Sea Venom air wing -
Aden 1959. The same year she was hired for the parts of HMS Victorious and Ark Royal during the making of the film Sink the Bismarck!. Three restored swordfish biplanes were flown from her deck and scenes shot on the bridge of the carrier, and in the aircrew briefing room.
British crewmen move a Royal Navy British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA2 of 801 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, onto the flight deck elevator of the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R06) on 12 March 1998. The British vessel was operating in the Persian Gulf.
Two Royal Navy British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS.1 from 800 Naval Air Squadron, assigned to the aircraft carrier HMS ‘Illustrious (R06), approach the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).
HMS Illustrious last departure from Portsmouth by Rob Pennycook Via Flickr: The former HMS Illustrious R06 departing from Portsmouth harbour for the last time. 07/12/16
Tug Bountiful towing and Tug Lomax astern.