The Royal Navy’s massive 70,600 tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth is floated out of dock for the first time in Rosyth, this happened in 2014 and work has progressed rapidly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j-cRjb6LE0

 

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Howie Elliott
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brilliant to see….

andy hutchinson
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andy hutchinson

i can,t wait to see it finished up and running..

David L Thomas
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Nice this means business

David L Thomas
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Im really excited and eager to see the carrier docking at Portsmouth.

John Garner
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John Garner

A question I always wanted to ask is, whilst floating the QE out of the building dock how did they get a tug fast on the bow ? There does not seem to be enough room down the sides. I hope someone can help me solve my puzzle.

JG

Dan Hunk Olesen
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Let me know if you put it on ebay at some point, i might be interested lol

Harry Robinson
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Do we have enough sailors to crew it? ?

Charles Verrier
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Yes. It’s high level of automation means crew is about the same as Invincible class…

Harry Robinson
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Charles, sorry I was being a little sarcastic ?

Charles Verrier
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Ask about Sea Typhoon and nuclear power too ?

Harry Robinson
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As an ex Tankie myself you are now confusing me Charles ?

Jack William Millen
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Harry Robinson Top criticisms from apparent Facebook Military “experts” are that the carriers aren’t nuclear powered and that a Sea Typhoon would be far less costly and infinitely superior….which it wouldn’t…..ever

Harry Robinson
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Thank you Jack for your explanation ?

Dave Stone
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Dave Stone

Looking forward to seeing this arrive at Pompey. Looking at recent pictures the other day, looks like she’ll need another paint job first!!

Gordon Robertson
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Awesome, I’ve watched her being built over the last couple of years on my way to work.

Paul Mulloy
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Andy Curwen

David D.
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David D.

Pity about the limitations of the “Jump Jet” configuration – it could have been so much more versatile,