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HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier prepares to leave home port

HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier prepares to leave home port”

At 280-metres, it is longer than the Houses of Parliament (265-metres).

"These ships are expensive, absolutely, but look at all the major nations around the world, they all have an aircraft carrier capability".

Once free, she will wait for low tide and have her tallest masts and antennae stripped down to pass under the Forth bridges, before making her way to the open sea under her own power.

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest warship built for the navy, is set to depart the Rosyth dockyard in Fife as early as tomorrow.

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A sister carrier, the HMS Prince Of Wales, is also under construction.

The QE Class Aircraft Carriers is the largest surface warships ever constructed for the United Kingdom and represent a step change in the capability of the Royal Navy. HMS Queen Elizabeth will leave her dock in Scotland today in order to start two years of sea trials. The ships will be 65,000 tonnes at full displacement - over three times the size of the previous Invincible Class aircraft carriers.

The Royal Navy says Portsmouth Harbour has now reopened after it was temporarily closed following the discovery of a bomb...

Captain Kyd expects the ship to attract interest from a variety of onlookers during its sea trials, including Russian submarines which have been spotted around British waters in recent years. When this one begins to service fully, it is capable of operating with a crew of 1,000 and a whopping 40 aircraft.



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