Timelapse video: HMS Queen Elizabeth

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THE construction of one of the largest warships ever to be built for the Royal Navy has moved a step closer to completion after two parts of the colossal carrier were merged together.


The above timelapse shows a section of the HMS Queen Elizabeth moving across a dry dock at Rosyth shipyard before it is integrated with another part of the warship’s hull section.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the first of the Royal Navy’s two new Queen Elizabeth-class supercarriers and is scheduled to enter service in 2016

Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship, Prince of Wales, will be the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy. They are intended to be multi-purpose carriers that can be adapted to complete multiple roles. Capable of carrying forty aircraft such as the F-35 Lightning II, Chinook or Merlin helicopters, they will provide a major capability upgrade from the current Invincible-class carriers.



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Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 05:21 AM

Proves that Scotland can be involved in large scale state of the art projects ;;that modern shipbuilding techniques are part and parcel of a resurgence of technical excellence.. The planes issue will be resolved .



Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Nice ships shame about the planes.

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