Queen Elizabeth to launch Royal Navy supercarrier named after her

February 13, 2014

According to the Daily Record:

The Queen will launch the Royal Navy supercarrier named after her when she visits Scotland in the summer.

The 65,000-ton HMS Queen Elizabeth is set to take to the water at Rosyth dockyard in Fife in July.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth was built in sections in shipyards in Glasgow and Portsmouth.

The assembly of her exterior structure has now been completed in Rosyth, where a take-off ramp for aircraft was also added.

The ship already has members of the Royal Navy assigned to her and, once complete, will have a crew of 679.

To read the entire article in the Daily Record, please click here.

The Queen Elizabeth class carriers will be closer in size to a Nimitz-class carrier (left) than the Invincible-class ships they replace (right)

The Queen Elizabeth class carriers will be closer in size to a Nimitz-class carrier (left) than the Invincible-class ships they replace (right)

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