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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2017, 03:34:00 AM »
Queen Elizabeth to formally join fleet | Jane's 360 - 17 November 2017
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The UK Royal Navy’s first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier is to complete its contractors’ sea trials and formally join the fleet on 7 December.

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The ship left Portsmouth on 30 October to begin the second phase of its contractors’ trials, which are focused on proving the performance of its communications, radar, and other sensors. Open-source AIS transponder tracks indicate that the carrier operated around Land’s End and the north coast of Cornwall during the first two weeks of the trials.


Queen Elizabeth will formally join the fleet on 7 December. Source: Crown Copyright

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2017, 11:16:44 AM »
Her Majesty The Queen welcomed HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy fleet | Navy Recognition - 08 December 2017
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Her Majesty The Queen has commissioned the UK's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy. The Queen spoke at a ceremony in Portsmouth Naval Base, attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and military chiefs. In her role as the ship's Lady Sponsor Her Majesty addressed guests before the Ship's Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant.

The iconic White Ensign was then raised, symbolising the commissioning of the nation's future flagship into the Royal Navy's fleet.


The Queen welcomed Royal Navy's largest ever ship into the fleet
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In her role as the ship's Lady Sponsor Her Majesty addressed guests before the Ship's Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2017, 02:09:42 AM »
Prince of Wales floats out ahead of schedule | Janes - 22 December 2017
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The future HMS Prince of Wales , originally planned to launch in 2018, was floated out ahead of schedule during a ceremony held at BAE Systems’ Rosyth facility in Scotland, officials said.

Under current plans, sea trials for the 65,000-tonne ship are expected to start in 2019.


The UK's second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, Prince of Wales , is floated out on 21 December. Source: BAE Systems

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2018, 11:50:51 AM »
HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Gibraltar for first overseas visit | Navy Recognition - 10 February 2018
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The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Gibraltar today for her first overseas port visit. The 65,000-tonne future flagship will be conducting a routine logistics stop having left her home in Portsmouth last week for helicopter trials. These helicopter trials take place before the fixed wing F35 Lightning II trials later this year.


HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Gibraltar for first overseas visit. Royal Navy picture.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2018, 12:20:55 PM »
I read recently that Boeing is offering a STOBAR version of the Super Hornet for the Indian Navy's carriers. I wonder if it will work on the QE class?

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2018, 02:09:07 PM »
Tweet by https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1005808938661613568

HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for part II helicopter trials






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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2018, 02:39:10 PM »

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2018, 08:12:43 PM »
From: Navy Recognition - 22 June 2018

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Royal Navy's Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Carried Out her first UNREP

In fairly choppy conditions, the 65,000-tonne warship practised the manoeuvre – known as replenishment at sea – to take on supplies on both her port (left) and starboard (right) sides.

The two ships were just 42 metres – 138ft – apart, sailing along at 12 knots (14mph/22kmh) as the lines were passed and the fuel hose transferred to hook up with the intake on the carrier.

If needed, the Tide-class ship could deliver 800 cubic metres of fuel in an hour – that’s enough to fill up more than 14,500 Superminis... and less than one twentieth of the total amount of fuel the tanker carries.

For the maiden transfer just 220 ‘cubes’ of F76 marine fuel was sent across – the replenishment was more about testing the principle rather than the carrier’s tanks running low.


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Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier | HMS Queen Elizabeth refuelling at sea | Royal Navy video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPnD6gL2vTM

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2018, 08:52:54 AM »
F-35B Fighters Land on HMS Queen Elizabeth for the First Time | Navy Recognition -  29 September 2018
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Fast fighter jets are once again flying from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier as the first F-35s have 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 Britain's newest carrier.

Shortly afterwards, Commander Gray became the first pilot to take off using the ship's ski ramp. The flying operations mark the start of more than 500 take-offs and landings set to take place from the warship over the next 11 weeks.

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The jets will be put through their paces over the coming weeks in a range of sea and weather conditions. Having then completed the trials, which are taking place off the east coast of the United States, the giant aircraft carrier is expected to visit New York.


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2018, 11:58:02 PM »
F-35Bs land on UK carrier for first time
Tim Ripley, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
29 September 2018

https://www.janes.com/article/83430/f-35bs-land-on-uk-carrier-for-first-time?utm_campaign=PC6110_E18%20DF%20NL%20Naval%2002_10_18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

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    F-35Bs flown by UK test pilots have landed on the Royal Navy carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time
    The event effectively marks the closing of the UK's ‘carrier gap’

A Royal Navy (RN) pilot landed a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter on the UK aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time on 25 September.

The event, which signalled the return of fixed-wing aircraft operations from RN carriers after almost an eight-year hiatus, took place off the east coast of the United States.

RN Commander Nathan Gray was at the controls of the first aircraft, BF-05, to land on the 65,000-tonne carrier and in quick succession Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader Andy Edgell landed his aircraft, BF-04, on the ship.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2018, 12:42:01 PM »
First F-35B SRVL recovery completed on HMS Queen Elizabeth | Janes - 15 October 2018
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* An F-35B made the first SRVL recovery on to HMS Queen Elizabeth on 13 October
* SRVLs allow F-35Bs to make carrier landings with heavier loads, avoiding the need to jettison fuel and/or weapons


Frame from a merged photo sequence showing the first SRVL recovery on to HMS Queen Elizabeth. Image taken from janes.com