Aug 14

HMS Queen Elizabeth to enter Portsmouth Harbour, Wednesday 16th August 2017

From the official RN website:

Britain’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is set to enter her new home in Portsmouth on Wednesday 16 August 2017.

HMS Queen Elizabeth (Crown Copyright)

The 65,000-tonne carrier, the biggest warship ever to be built in Britain, has been undergoing sea trials since setting sail from Scotland’s Rosyth dockyard in June.

She is now set to make her historic arrival into Portsmouth on Wednesday at approximately 0710 where she will be the latest in a long line of famous Royal Navy ships to call the port home.

Weather conditions meant the exact date of the historic moment could not be confirmed until today.

With only three other countries in the world building aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth will give Britain the capability to lead the way in tackling global issues in an increasingly uncertain world, from providing humanitarian relief to high-end war fighting.

And with the state-of-the-art F-35B Lightning fighter jets on track to make their first trial flights from the carrier’s deck next year, the UK is now building towards delivering carrier strike capability.

Both aircraft carriers are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance.

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