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SHE is Britain’s largest warship ever built and would be able to fit more than 470 double-decker buses on her flight deck.

And now, fresh footage from Discovery Canada has revealed the staggering scale of HMS Queen Elizabeth – Britain’s newest aircraft carrier.

Stock Picture:''The UK's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has today been successfully floated out of the dock in which she was assembled.''In an operation that started earlier this week, the dry dock in Rosyth near Edinburgh was flooded for the first time to allow the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier to float. It then took only three hours this morning to carefully manoeuvre HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH out of the dock with just two metres clearance at either side and then berth her alongside a nearby jetty.''Teams will now continue to outfit the ship and steadily bring her systems to life in preparation for sea trials in 2016.  The dock she vacates will be used for final assembly of her sister ship, HMS PRINCE OF WALES, which will begin in September.''The float out of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH comes just 13 days after the vessel was named by Her Majesty the Queen in a spectacular ceremony.''HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnership between

Stock Picture:''The UK's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has today been successfully floated out of the dock in which she was assembled.''In an operation that started earlier this week, the dry dock in Rosyth near Edinburgh was flooded for the first time to allow the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier to float. It then took only three hours this morning to carefully manoeuvre HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH out of the dock with just two metres clearance at either side and then berth her alongside a nearby jetty.''Teams will now continue to outfit the ship and steadily bring her systems to life in preparation for sea trials in 2016. The dock she vacates will be used for final assembly of her sister ship, HMS PRINCE OF WALES, which will begin in September.''The float out of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH comes just 13 days after the vessel was named by Her Majesty the Queen in a spectacular ceremony.''HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnership between

The goliath, which will weigh about 65,000 tonnes, is being built in Scotland alongside sister ship HMS Prince of Wales.

It is hoped HMS Queen Elizabeth will be able to accommodate up to dozens of fighter jets and hundreds of sailors.

And at 280m she is close to twice the length of the height of Portsmouth’s Emirates Spinnaker Tower, which is 170m tall.

She is expected to arrive in Portsmouth in early 2017 after completing a number of sea trials later next year.

She will be able to travel up to 500 miles per day and will provide the armed forces with four-acre military operating base.