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  • 3 October 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The first sailors to join the Royal Navy’s brand new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth have arrived in Rosyth to become the key members in the team building the country’s most powerful warship. Eight personnel have become the first of many members of the ship’s company to join the ship and will now work alongside […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited Scotland to see the progress being made in building the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. While visiting the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, in Rosyth, Mr Fallon met with the project team to discuss the build progress of the second carrier, HMS Prince of Wales. HMS Queen Elizabeth, which […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After welcoming her first F-35B fighter jets on the flight deck as part of first-of-class flight trials, the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth recently welcomed two US Navy helicopter heavyweights on the deck. The first to land was the United States Navy’s biggest helicopter – the MH-53E Sea Dragon, followed closely by the […]

  • 4 July 2014

    History was made today as Her Majesty The Queen officially named the Royal UK Navy’s new aircraft carrier.   At 56 metres she is taller than Niagara Falls and, with a flight deck the size of 60 tennis courts, she is the largest ship ever built for the Royal Navy. Today, at HMS Queen Elizabeth’s […]

  • 26 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Future Royal Navy flagship and the largest warship ever built for the UK, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, is set to depart the Rosyth dockyard on Monday after eight years of construction. As the first of two ships in her class, HMS Queen Elizabeth is looking forward to two years of sea trials with the first […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Industry news

    The final hull section of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier has arrived at Rosyth dockyard, according to the The Lower Block 04 left BAE System’s yard on the Clyde last Sunday. For more details visit the link. “LB04 is the largest section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, and the final part of the hull to […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two aircraft carriers, one operational since 2009 and the other preparing for its commissioning ceremony, met off the coast of Scotland during the UK-hosted exercise Saxon Warrior. HMS Queen Elizabeth met up with the USS George HW Bush and her carrier strike group during a series of war games which have seen the Commander of […]

  • 6 September 2018

    Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has reached the United States for planned F-35B flight trials. On September 5, the 65,000-ton ship arrived at Mayport Florida for its first port call on Westland18 to re-supply before beginning final preparations for F-35B when she will land fast jets on deck for the first time. HMS […]

  • 17 May 2019

    Captain Nick Cooke-Priest, the commanding officer of Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has been relieved of his duties. The navy confirmed that he has been reassigned to a new role without providing a specific reason. UK media outlets, however, widely report that the reason for Cooke-Priest’s removal was his use of the ship’s […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed first British F-35B jets on board during its operational trials off the East Coast of the US. The arrival of British F-35Bs follows successful developmental trials last year with US Lightning jets, where forces conducted 500 take offs and landings over their 11-week period at sea. […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The final section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers being built for the UK Royal Navy, has left BAE Systems’ shipyard at Scotstoun today to embark on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth. The Aft Island, also known as Upper Block 14, is the air traffic control tower of the […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and HMS Queen Elizabeth met up for a photo exercise.

  • 12 February 2014
    Industry news

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will launch the Royal Navy’s USD 5.1 billion (£3.1billion) aircraft carrier, named after her, during her visit to Scotland in summer this year, the Daily Record reported.   HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest ship ever built for the Navy, will be launched in Fife-based dockyard, Rosyth in July. She will be the […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has recently completed her first ever operational refueling at sea. After a dry run earlier in the year, HMS Queen Elizabeth now successfully took on fuel from RFA Tidespring, another brand new ship purposely built to support the two new aircraft carriers. The 65,000-tonne warship practised the manoeuvre […]

  • 12 May 2015

    One of the highest-ranking women in the US Armed Forces has met with her Royal Navy counterparts to plan future joint carrier operations. During a visit to HMS Queen Elizabeth in March, Vice Admiral Nora Tyson and her team of US personnel discussed how the UK and US carriers would work together on combined carrier […]

  • 21 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers wrapped up her second round of trials returning to her homeport on November 21. Her Majesty’s Naval base Portsmouth will be where the future HMS Queen Elizabeth will be commissioned into service by Her Majesty the Queen herself, on December 7. It will be the first time […]

  • 18 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, after evading Hurricane Florence which hit the East Coast of the USA. The ‘WESTLANT 18’ Task Group, which includes the carrier’s escort, HMS Monmouth, was forced to take evasive action to avoid the damaging winds which have lashed North and South Carolina and Virginia, […]

  • 29 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK has once again joined the club of aircraft carrier operating nations as first F-35Bs landed on the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and RAF Squadron Leader Andy Edgell were the first pilots to make history by landing their F-35 Lightning stealth jets on the flight deck of […]

  • 23 July 2014

    UK’s biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth was recently moved out of dry dock to a neighbouring jetty where she will be completed over the next two years. Below is a video of the float up and move of the vessel: A small fleet of tugs was used to transport the ship from the dock where she was constructed […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Industry news

    The BAE Systems built Aft Island of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was loaded onto a sea-going barge on June 11 ahead of its journey from the company’s Scotstoun site to Rosyth. The Aft Island, also known as Upper Block 14, is the final section of the first of class HMS Queen Elizabeth to […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    F-35 Lightning jets achieved another milestone during flight trials on board the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth by completing first night-time landings. Britain’s biggest warship is currently conducting flight testing off the east coast of the United States and part of that is practicing landing in darkness. These tests were carried out with […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth entered Portsmouth on February 27, wrapping up her first of class rotary wing trials in the Atlantic. A team of 56 aircrew, analysts and engineers from the Air Test and Evaluation Centre (ATEC) at MOD Boscombe Down have been onboard the aircraft carrier for the past month with […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth welcomed Chinook helicopters on board for the first time as she got underway from Portsmouth for her next round of trials. HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from Portsmouth on February 2 for the first time since being officially commissioned into the Royal Navy in December. She will be launching her first helicopter trials […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is to be commissioned by the Queen in a ceremony on December 7, the UK defense ministry announced. UK’s new defense secretary Gavin Williams made the announcement as he visited the carrier on Thursday, while at sea, sailing on trials around the south coast of England. “In a […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth got underway from her Portsmouth homeport on April 1 to head for Rosyth where she is scheduled to undergo her first dry-docking maintenance since entering service. The lead ship of a new class of Royal Navy aircraft carriers is starting the overhaul following a busy 2018 in which […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry announced it has awarded Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard a £5 million contract for the first planned dry-dock maintenance of the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. As announced by defense minister Stuart Andrew, the contract will allow the 65,000-tonne carrier to undergo a routine, planned hull survey and maintenance of her […]

  • 30 January 2020

    F-35B Lightning jets have flown from the decks of Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth in UK waters, the first time fighter jets have operated from a British carrier in home waters in a decade. The aircraft carrier is in the North Sea, conducting carrier qualification for Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots from the […]

  • 10 December 2018

    Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Portsmouth today following the completion of initial fast jet trials in America. The 65,000-ton carrier’s first transatlantic deployment, which began in August, saw her embark two F-35B Lightning II test aircraft, from the Integrated Test Force (ITF) based out of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan DCVO JP, has visited the Royal Navy’s brand new aircraft carrier.   Currently under construction at Rosyth Dockyard, in Scotland, once HMS Queen Elizabeth is operational she will be based at Portsmouth Naval Base, in Hampshire, where Dame Mary is Her Majesty’s representative. On her visit Dame […]