The Privateer Illustrious
Carson J. Hardacre commanding

Along the shore I spy a ship
As she sets out to sea;
She spreads her sails and sniffs the breeze
And slips away from me.

I watch her fading image shrink,
As she moves on and on,
Until at last she's but a speck,
Then someone says, "She's gone."

Gone where? Gone only from our sight
And from our farewell cries;
That ship will somewhere reappear
To other eager eyes.

Beyond the dim horizon's rim
Resound the welcome drums,
And while we're crying, "There she goes!"
They're shouting, "Here she comes!"

We're built to cruise for but a while
Upon this trackless sea
Until one day we sail away
Into infinity.

"The Ship of Life" by John T. Baker

The Privateer Illustrious, NCC-1863

This page is established as a memorial to the late Carson J. Hardacre (1 September 1954 - 30 April 2004),
devoted Trekker and founder of the Privateer Illustrious, a Star Trek fan club based in Alameda, California.

Illustrious crew roster

# Name Ship's position Other position Location
1 Admiral Carson J. Hardacre Commanding Officer Director, Disabled Consultants Department Alameda, CA
2 Vice Admiral Bob Vosseller, Jr. Executive Officer / Editor CO, USS Challenger [Starfleet] Toms River, NJ
3 Commodore Pam Alleshouse Chief Science Officer CO, USS Triumph II [Independent] Fremont, IN
4 Captain Joan Kelly Chief Medical Officer CO, USS Alliance [Starfleet] Round Lake, IL
5 Commander Jefferson Williams Chief Engineering Officer CSO, USS Star Empire [Independent] Williamsport, IN
6 Commander Laurie D. Funderburk Chief Communications Officer Sevierville, TN
7 Commander Susan Hutzel Chief Navigations Officer CO, USS Konkordium [Independent] Maineville, OH
8 Commander Huw J. Williams Chief Helmsman CO, USS Star Empire [Independent] Williamsport, IN
9 Commander Shawn Mullen Chief Security Officer Reno, NV
10 Lt. Commander Ken Debono Crew Member Co-head, Ankh Press Alameda, CA
11 Lt. Commander Roberta Debono Crew Member Co-head, Ankh Press Alameda, CA
12 Susan Sackett Honorary Member Executive Assistant to Gene Roddenberry Los Angeles, CA
13 Whoopi Goldberg Honorary Member Cast Member, Star Trek: The Next Generation Los Angeles, CA
14 George Takei Honorary Member Cast Member, Star Trek Los Angeles, CA
15 Lt. Commander Nancy L. Taylor Crew Member CO, Starfleet Canada Calgary, AB
16 Lieutenant Daniel Debono Chief Alienologist Alameda, CA
17 Ensign Deborah Atkinson Crew Member East Maitland, NSW, Aus.
18 Ensign Jefferson P. Swycaffer Crew Member Editor, S.T.A.R. Club of San Diego San Diego, CA
19 Ensign Margaret L. Richardson Crew Member CO, Star Trek Action Group Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
20 Lt. Commander Francie B. Martinez Assistant Chief of Security Union City, CA
21 Lt. Commander Samuel B. Martinez Assistant Chief Science Officer Union City, CA
22 Lt. Commander Kathy Carder Assistant Chief Medical Officer Venice, CA
23 Anthony Ellerd Crew Member NY
24 James Young Crew Member Guam
25 Karen Young Crew Member Guam