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HMS Illustrious R87
        
 
28 November – 3 December 1947

This was the first visit by Illustrious since her departure on 23 January 1941, when, following damage by Axis bombers on convoy protection, the carrier entered Grand Harbour for repairs, again suffering damage from Axis bombing on 16 and 19 January.

Further details in the 50 years ago/Naval visits page.
        
 
October 1951

No further details available.
        
 
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