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Final Portsmouth-built aircraft carrier block leaves shipyard hall

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THE second and final block of HMS Prince of Wales today leaves its Portsmouth shipyard hall home.

The block, weighing 6,000 tons, started to be moved on more than 2,300 wheels towards the barge this morning, which will transport it to Rosyth when it leaves the city next week.

Workers looked on as the operation, expected to take 10 hours in total, was coordinated with a single remote control.

Once the block is on the barge, it will take eight days to be welded before it can leave the city for Scotland.

The block is set to leave the city next Tuesday, and will take five days to transport to her new home.

Last month, HMS Queen Elizabeth was named by the Queen at a ceremony in Rosyth.

 

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