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  • 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 […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    SD Tempest, a tug operated by Serco, will become the “official tug” of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth once she arrives at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth this year. SD Tempest, named in late May, has been specifically procured to support the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is one step closer to departing Rosyth after the ship’s company took up residence on board the UK’s future flagship. Over the last couple of months, the 700-strong ship’s company has been navigating their way around the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier familiarising themselves with the new and high tech systems on […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed its first Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd. Captain Kyd, who will be responsible for leading the men and women who will operate the 65,000 tonne ship from her future base port, Portsmouth Naval Base, took command of his ship May 24. In his first speech to […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities

    Images: Royal Navy Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, has called upon the civic and business leaders, schools, and naval veterans to make the debut of HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth next year a historic event for the nation and the city. Given the size of the ship – the largest ever built for the […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    UK’s Aircraft Carrier Alliance has installed the first of just over 3,000 compartments on Britain’s new aircraft carrier. It was handed over for the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth, ready to be loaded with equipment. With the 65,000-tonne ship due to sail later this year, and the ship’s company due to move on board even sooner, one by one compartments […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The mighty anchors on Britain’s biggest warship have been tested for the first time. Nearly as heavy as the jets which will operate from HMS Queen Elizabeth, the 13-tonne anchors were lowered on the carrier and into the huge basin in Rosyth where she is being completed. The trial involving engineers from the Aircraft Carrier […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A cutting-edge 3D radar system, capable of detecting objects as small as a tennis ball and travelling at three times the speed of sound more than 25km away, has been successfully installed to the Royal Navy’s future aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. Known as Artisan 3D the radar system will be used for the first […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The crew of Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth flashed up the new carrier’s long range radar as part of ongoing preparations to ready the leviathan for sea next year. The S1850M radar – the same as those fitted to Type 45 destroyers – is a large black slab (over eight tonnes, 32 square metres) sitting […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth’s mighty diesel generators have been powered-up marking a major milestone on the way to becoming an operational warship. The 65,000 tonne future flagship of the Royal Navy has undergone months of preparation work by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA) to start the first of her four diesel engines, which are […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    HMS Queen Elizabeth was floated out of the Babcock dock in Rosyth (UK). Designed and built by BAE Systems and assembled by Babcock Marine, the HMS Queen Elizabeth is the biggest, and most powerful, surface warship ever to join the Royal Navy and capable of carrying up to forty aircraft. The aircraft carrier, the first […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Queen Elizabeth undergoes inclining test to find out her exact weight and centre of gravity.   Last month saw the naming of the Royal UK Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. Weighing in at 65,000 tonnes and with a flight deck measuring in at 4.5 acres, she is the largest warship ever built […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Britain’s biggest ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth took to the water for the first time yesterday as she was moved out of dry dock.   With just two metres to spare at either side of the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier, a flotilla of tugs inched the ship from the dock where she was constructed at Rosyth, […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sixteen of the country’s best and brightest young female engineers were filled with inspiration after visiting Britain’s biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth.   The undergraduates from the Brunel University branch of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) were given a personal tour of the 65,000-tonne new carrier – unveiled to the world last week as […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The naming of HMS Queen Elizabeth, which takes place this Friday (July 4th) at Rosyth, is a unique occasion of historical significance as it marks the beginning of a new era of UK carrier operations.   Workers from across the UK have contributed to the construction of the ship, but as the ship’s birth is […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Industry news

    The scaffolding around the bow of the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth has been removed, the Aircraft Carrier Alliance said on its Twitter account.   The scaffolding was mounted so as to give the next generation aircraft carrier her new paint job. The giant aircraft carrier is undergoing final touch-ups so as to get ready […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Industry news

    Britain’s biggest warship is now Britain’s tallest warship as HMS Queen Elizabeth reaches her maximum height with the addition of her final mast.   From the tip of the newly-installed pole mast to the keel, the gigantic carrier now stands 73 metres (239ft) tall – eclipsing Tower Bridge, Nelson’s Column and, if it were possible, […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

      A delegation of senior officers of the US Navy and US Marine Corps visited the Royal Navy’s future giant of the seas, HMS Queen Elizabeth under construction at Rosyth.    The team was led by Vice Admiral Nora Tyson – the first woman to command a US Navy aircraft carrier task group, Vice Admiral […]

  • 29 November 2013
    Industry news

    HMS Queen Elizabeth – the Navy’s flagship of tomorrow – is now taller than Nelson’s Column with the addition of the ship’s main radar. The large long range radar was craned into place on top of the carrier’s forward island. A large black slab now sits atop Britain’s biggest warship as the huge radar antenna […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Industry news

    The final section of the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth has been fitted onto the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier. Pictures released by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance on Monday show the ramp section, which will allow jet aircraft to take off from the ship, being lowered into place at the shipyard in Rosyth, Scotland, […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Industry news

    Stunning images have been released to give an idea of front-line carrier operations in the Royal Navy in just a few years’ time. The team behind HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales have produced life-like graphics of F35 Lightning IIs and Merlin Mk2s operating from the sprawling flight decks of the 65,000-tonne leviathans. With […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The launch next summer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of the Royal Navy’s two new carriers, will signal a national awakening to the UK’s continuing authority on the world stage, the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, told an audience of experts from the defence and maritime industries today, Tuesday 10 September 2013. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]