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ON THE MOVE The hull section of HMS Queen Elizabeth under the Forth Bridge

ON THE MOVE The hull section of HMS Queen Elizabeth under the Forth Bridge

IT IS the largest part of the jigsaw puzzle that will make up one of the navy’s new aircraft carriers.

Now the final hull section of HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived at a dockyard in Rosyth, Scotland.

The 11,300-tonne aft section of the hull made its way underneath the Forth Bridge shortly before 11am yesterday after leaving Clyde last week.

It is the largest section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will be based in Portsmouth.

Programme director Ian Booth said: ‘Lower Block 04 is the largest section of HMS Queen Elizabeth and the final part of the hull to make the journey to the assembly site.

‘This marks a huge milestone for the programme to deliver the nation’s flagships.’

Work will now continue in Rosyth to join the section to the other parts of HMS Queen Elizabeth which are already in place.

The block will be floated off the barge and moved into position in a dock.

 

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