Image of  Majestic-class pre-dreadnought battleship H.M.S. Illustrious

H.M.S. Illustrious


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Grant Catalogue Number:-
gt 412 not recorded unknown
 
Words:

Woven on Silk:-
 

Printed at top of card:-
 

Printed at bottom of card:-
WOVEN IN PURE SILK.

H.M.S. ILLUSTRIOUS
 

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
Godden does not record this title.

Other comments:
H.M.S. Illustrious was the third ship to bear that name. She was a Majestic-class pre-dreadnought battleship; completed in April 1898 and eventually decommissioned in 1919.
Initially assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet, she underwent a refit in 1906, and with pending obsolescence, joined the Home Fleet in 1908. At the outbreak of the First World War, she became a guard ship around the north of England, when in 1915 she became a store ship, and scrapped in 1919.

The Majestic Class battleships were:

H.M.S. Caesar
H.M.S. Hannibal
H.M.S. Illustrious
H.M.S. Jupiter
H.M.S. Magnificent
H.M.S. Majestic
H.M.S. Mars
H.M.S. Prince George, and
H.M.S. Victorious.
So far, only three Grant silks are recorded, being Hannibal, Illustrious and Jupiter.


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