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HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« on: Jul 30, 2011, 10:15 AM »
We went on a fast rib ride on the Clyde yesterday (great fun ;D), and were lucky enough to catch the mid section of HMS Queen Elizabeth being manovered out of the shed at BAE Systems Govan.  It is to be loaded onto a large barge and taken to Rosyth.  Here are a few pictures we managed to take for you all to see.

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« Reply #1 on: Jul 30, 2011, 10:17 AM »
And a couple more.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #2 on: Jan 15, 2013, 04:23 PM »
Navy news has reported on the size of HMS Queen Elizabeth the Aircraft Carrier built on the Clyde and currently being assembled at Rosyth Scotland.

Some of the facts noted in the article include:

At 280 metres (918ft) long the carrier, which will enter service later this decade, is 15 metres longer than the Palace of Westminster (which runs along the Thames for 265m or 870ft)

Her masthead would rise 58m (190ft) above the river – not as high as Big Ben (96m or 315ft), but six metres (20ft) taller than Nelson’s Column

Width - with a flight deck beam of 70m (229ft), she’d stretch nearly one third of the way across the Thames.

See here for more details:
https://navynews.co.uk/archive/news/item/6715
« Last Edit: Jan 15, 2013, 04:29 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #3 on: Jan 15, 2013, 04:35 PM »
Hi Lynda, very impressive , about 3times the size of Invincible, (worked on her) shame the only time we might see her at sea is on trials, apparently she's then into mothballs , or sold , just as Invincible was untill the Falklands that is.Some videos on youtube showing some of the units being shipped around . regards Pete.....

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
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« Reply #5 on: Jun 16, 2014, 05:10 PM »
HMS Queen Elizabeth will be named on the Fourth of July!
Godspeed to all who sail with her.
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« Last Edit: Jun 16, 2014, 05:13 PM by Twynkle »
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #6 on: Jun 21, 2014, 04:36 AM »

Hi Lynda, very impressive , about 3times the size of Invincible, (worked on her) shame the only time we might see her at sea is on trials, apparently she's then into mothballs , or sold , just as Invincible was untill the Falklands that is.Some videos on youtube showing some of the units being shipped around . regards Pete.....

I thought that was the HMS Prince of Wales that might be mothballed.


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #7 on: Jul 07, 2014, 08:49 PM »
The  video that was shown to Her Majesty the Queen and other guests at the naming ceremony for HMS Queen Elizabeth on the 4th July.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #8 on: Jul 07, 2014, 08:50 PM »
Thank you very much, Rosie, for posting the video.  Much appreciated !  June   :)
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #10 on: Jun 28, 2017, 02:00 AM »
Something poetic about the commanding officer's name....Captain Kyd.....AAAARRRRR!!!!!!

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #11 on: Jun 28, 2017, 02:05 AM »
I did some contract work on an old British Railways cross channel ferry that had been converted into a Casino ship in Texas several years ago....the Captains surname was Cook.... I asked if he had an aversion to Hawaiians!!!!!!

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #12 on: Jun 28, 2017, 08:49 AM »
Captain Kydd and the navigators had their work cut out yesterday, waiting for the tide to drop - and drive with her mast bent to manage  a 6ft clearance beneath the Forth Bridges, and just a 20 inch clearance off the harbour wall (either side) - she'll be out for sea-trials - and then, back 9the same way(!) into Rosyth.

Casino Chris, Commodore Kydd has previously commanded both the The Ark and Lusty, as well as the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40415959/hms-queen-elizabeth-sets-sail-from-rosyth-for-sea-trials
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #13 on: Jun 28, 2017, 07:11 PM »
The BBC News had an interview with a Captain Sail yesterday.  Unfortunately I can't remember if it was in connection with the new aircraft carrier or something else.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #14 on: Jun 28, 2017, 08:09 PM »
Actually, this does not have anything to do with Captains, but there is a dentist in my area whose name is Dr. Smiley (it is his real name) !
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #15 on: Jul 19, 2017, 10:28 PM »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #16 on: Jul 19, 2017, 10:33 PM »
Sea trials then dry docking for longer than expected
http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/hms-queen-elizabeths-extended-stop-at-invergordon-explained/

Interesting about dry docking options. It was very short sighted to close the Southampton one ..
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« Reply #17 on: Jul 20, 2017, 01:44 PM »
Indeed it was !!

Would be great to see her in Inchgreen in the future but I'm not holding my breath there!!

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« Reply #18 on: Oct 11, 2019, 02:03 PM »
Very cool photo of HMS Queen Elizabeth off the coast of Florida yesterday.....

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #19 on: Nov 15, 2019, 07:14 PM »
"Britain's Biggest Warship" series 2 is available on BBC iPlayer and I would very much recommend watching it. Captain/Commodore Jerry Kyd says a lot of good things too regarding the Royal Navy and it's present and future roles in the world. The program is produced by Chris Terrill who also produced "Shipmates" aboard HMS Chatham back around 2005 and a series following HMS Manchester on a Caribbean deployment in 2010, both of which I remember watching when they first broadcast.

The latest episode covers, among other things, HMS Queen Elizabeth's maiden visit to New York, which I remember watching live via the Royal Navy's YouTube channel and from the various live webcams around New York harbour. A proud moment as a Brit!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000b8rg/britains-biggest-warship-goes-to-sea-3-manhattan-ahoy
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