Last carrier piece is finished

ON THE MOVE The aft island of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier being shipped out of the BAE Systems shipyard in Scotstoun
ON THE MOVE The aft island of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier being shipped out of the BAE Systems shipyard in Scotstoun
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THE final part of the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier is now on its way to join the rest of the ship.

The 750-tonne aft island has been loaded onto a sea-going barge from the BAE Systems shipyard in Scotstoun on its way to Rosyth.

The island operates as an airport control tower and is the centre of the flight operations on the ship.

It is more than 30m tall and contains more than 44,000 metres of cable.

On arrival, the aft island will be lifted from the barge onto the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth by the giant Goliath crane.

Once the island has been erected on to the flight deck the ship will stand taller than the Niagara Falls at 56m.