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  • 18 March 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    One-tonne models of the Royal Navy’s future carriers and the tankers which will support them are being tested in a giant water tank in Gosport. A 1:44 scale model of HMS Queen Elizabeth and RFA Tidespring have been practising replenishments at sea in calm and rough waters at the ‘ocean basin’ test facility – the […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Industry news

    One hundred men and women from the British Navy’s present-generation carrier HMS Illustrious took the opportunity to tour the leviathan, HMS Queen Elizabeth, the biggest warship ever built for the Royal Navy, which is now around 80 per cent complete, when their ship was taking ammunition on board north of the border. With Lusty stocking […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Industry news

    The arrival of the iconic 700-tonne forward island of the biggest aircraft carrier ever to be built in Britain, HMS Queen Elizabeth, marked a significant milestone in the construction process of the naval giant. Nevertheless, the very transport of the forward island, which arrived safely in Rosyth on February 11, was a challenging endeavor of […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Industry news

    After a 550-mile journey from the south coast, the forward island of HMS Queen Elizabeth has safely arrived in Rosyth to join the rest of the carrier. The iconic 700-tonne structure passed beneath the Forth Rail Bridge at mid-day yesterday and is now in the dockyard, where it will be raised on to the flight […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Industry news

    A 1,000-tonne section of the Navy’s future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth was lowered into place on February 8 at Rosyth dockyard – completing the forward section of the carrier. The successful operation comes just a day after the forward island left Portsmouth to join the rest of the ship on the Forth. Just 24 hours […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland. The MT30, at 36 megawatts (around 50,000 horsepower), is the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine. Two MT30s will be […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Workers at BAE Systems yesterday moved the biggest section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, the first of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, out of the company’s shipbuilding hall at Govan for the first time. A team of 40 moved the 11,300 tonne aft section, known as Lower Block 04, across the specially reinforced […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 October 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed a full production contract for the Navigation Lights Shapes and Sounds (NLSS) signaling system for the Royal Navy’s next-generation Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. The contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, an industrial alliance between the UK Ministry of Defence, […]

  • 22 September 2011
    Industry news

      Preparations for the assembly of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers got off to a flying start today as Goliath, one of Europe’s largest cranes, swung into action under the watchful eye of Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Peter Luff. The event, held at Babcock’s shipyard in Rosyth, marked the official start […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Industry news

      Making its way gingerly up the Forth, this is the largest section of HMS Queen Elizabeth yet completed. Looming in the distance, the imposing blue outline of the Goliath crane which will help to piece the 65,000-tonne carrier together in the specially-altered dry dock at the Babcock’s Rosyth yard. This 8,000-tonne segment – Lower […]

  • 17 August 2011
    Industry news

      An 8,000-tonne section of the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier begins a 600 mile journey from Glasgow to a shipyard in the… (channel4) [mappress] Source: channel4, August 17, 2011;

  • 28 July 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A&P Group is nearing the completion of one of its largest projects to-date: the fabrication of blocks that will form part of the UK’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. The modules will be loaded from the A&P Tyne yard at Hebburn onto barges in September. They will then be transported to Rosyth, Scotland, where […]

  • 21 July 2011
    Industry news

    GOVERNMENT plans to fully equip two new multi-billion pound aircraft carriers have been hailed as “excellent news” for the shipbuilding indu… By Martin Williams (heraldscotland) [mappress] Source: heraldscotland, July 21, 2011;

  • 4 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Power conversion specialist Converteam has completed delivery of the first of the propulsion motors for the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers as a part of the company’s contract to design and supply major components of the electric propulsion systems for the two new ships. At 65,000 tons each the two aircraft […]

  • 24 October 2017

    Queen Elizabeth visited Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland in London on October 23 to mark the frigate’s 20th birthday. The Queen was welcomed on board the Devonport-based frigate by the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Andrew Canale, and First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones. The visit after a busy year for HMS Sutherland, which […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Her Majesty The Queen has spent the day on board HMS Lancaster in Portsmouth, catching up on the ship’s activities around the globe.   The Queen – as the Duke of Lancaster – launched the Type 23 frigate in 1990 and has taken a keen interest in her work ever since. On arrival at Portsmouth […]

  • 18 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier, sailed into her homeport of Portsmouth for the first time on November 16. It is the second time in two years the city has welcomed one of the UK’s new carriers, following HMS Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in August 2017. Captain Darren Houston, the Commanding Officer […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The second of two Royal Navy aircraft carriers – HMS Prince of Wales – loaded first stores aboard in another step towards the ship’s maiden voyage. More than 62 tonnes of supplies – bandages, pots, pans, camp beds, pipe clamps, hoses, valves and firefighting equipment – have been moved on to the ship as the […]

  • 25 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The sixth Warspite, a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship, earned more battle honors than any other single warship in Royal Navy history.

  • 20 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Chiddingfold was launched at BAE Systems’ Portsmouth site after undergoing what the company described as the “most extensive package of work ever carried out to the plastic hulls of any Hunt Class mine countermeasure vessels.” The vessel was refitted after returning from a three-year stint in the Persian Gulf in September […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    UK defense contractor QinetiQ confirmed that it has added Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers to the naval combat systems integration support service (NCSISS) it provides in partnership for the Royal Navy. Confirmation of the £9 million contract extension follows the company’s announcement earlier this year of a £23 million redevelopment project to create a new UK […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST), Rear Admiral Will Warrender CBE opened the new Queen Elizabeth Class Ship Control Centre Training System at HMS Sultan during a recent visit to the Establishment. The QEC Ships Control Centre Training System (SCCTS) simulates the ships’ Integrated Platform Management System on both HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales. […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion has arrived in Oman ahead of the start of an exercise that will see the involvement of over 4,000 British personnel. Exercise Saif Sareea (Swift Sword) is the largest combined military exercise for UK forces since 2002 and HMS Albion will be in charge of leading the naval element. Assault ship […]

  • 12 September 2018

    Commodore Stephen Moorhouse has taken over command of the Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales which is being built in Scotland. The commodore, stepping up to the helm of one of the two biggest warships built for the Royal Navy, will assume the local rank of captain while in command, just as […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Former Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean has received a new pennant number as the ship prepares to start a journey to her new home in Brazil. The new pennant number was painted onto the ship’s hull last weekend at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport where it is being prepared for delivery to the Brazilian […]