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HMS Queen Elizabeth captain 'kept eyes open' for tight docking manoeuvre

HMS Queen Elizabeth captain 'kept eyes open' for tight docking manoeuvre

Britain's most advanced and biggest warship, 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, continued its sea trials on Tuesday (August 15) off the Isle of Wight in England.

The 900ft (280m) long carrier can not now deploy planes but flying trials are due to begin next year.

The carrier underwent tests at sea after sailing from the Rosyth dockyard in Scotland, where it was constructed.

"There is still a lot more work to be done - the aircraft is still going through its testing program in America and the ship has still some more sea trials - but we are on the right track".

HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into Portsmouth on Wednesday morning.

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But with the new platform on HMS Queen Elizabeth, the F-35s can take off with weightier load outs and more fuel.

The UK's new £3bn aircraft carrier is due to arrive in its home port shortly.

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The carrier is the first in a new type of ship for Britain's Navy, called the "Queen Elizabeth class".

The ship was assembled in the Firth of Forth at Rosyth Dockyard, composed of nine blocks that were built in BAE Systems Surface Ships in Glasgow, Babcock at Appledore, Babcock at Rosyth, A&P Tyne in Hebburn, BAE at Portsmouth and Cammell Laird (flight decks) at Birkenhead.

A British photographer managed to land his drone aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth, snap a picture and fly away, leaving the ship's security none the wiser.

"The thousands of people across the United Kingdom who have played a part in building her and her sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, should be immensely proud as our future flagship enters Portsmouth".

In a statement earlier this month, the Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said that the carrier would be sent "across the seven seas, using her strike power to deter our enemies". A spokesman for BAE and the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, the consortium that built the ship, said they would investigate the drone flyer's claims.

'The historic port has a long and proud association with the Royal Navy and the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth will cement this relationship for a further 50 years.


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