R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth

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R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth


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Call Sign: GQLZ


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2009-jul-7Laid downAssembled at Babcock Rosyth, from modules built by BAE Systems (Glasgow), BAE Systems (Portsmouth), Babcock (Appledore), A & P Tyneside and Cammell Laird
2014-jul-4LaunchedNaming Ceremony. Dry dock flooded at Babcock Rosyth, after modular construction and cleared No. 1 Dock on 17 Jul
2015-jun-30NEWS UKHMD Portsmouth Portsmouth Harbour To Be Dredged For QEC Carriers
2017-jun-29Trialsoff Dunbar Trials departed HMD Rosyth for 6 week manufacturer Phase 1 trials, with HMS Sutherland as escort.
2017-jul-04NEWS Merlin First aircraft to Land on HMS Queen Elizabeth
2017-dec-7CommissionedHMNB Portsmouth Commissioned at HMNB Portsmouth
2017-dec-07NEWS UKHMNB Portsmouth Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth Commissioned
2018-jan-31NEWS 820 Squadron Getting Ready For HMS Queen Elizabeth
2018-feb-6Port VisitGIGibraltar Harbour At Gibraltar North Mole during trials
2018-feb-8Aircraftembarked two Qinetiq Chinooks for working up trials, including ZH902.
2018-feb-08NEWS Chinook First Time On HMS Queen Elizabeth Hangar
2018-mar-21NEWS Merlin and Chinook Trials on HMS Queen Elizabeth



    from Queen Elizabeth class
65000full load (tn)
280length (m)
70beam (m)
11draught (m)
10000range (nm)
25max speed (knots)
107000power (shp)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce MT30
3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm



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