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« 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 Navyís first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier is to complete its contractorsí 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 contractorsí 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 Landís 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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« 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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« 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 Systemsí 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.