HMS Queen Elizabeth facts

HMS Queen Elizabeth: 21 fascinating facts about the Royal Navy aircraft carrier and her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales you may not know 

HMS Queen Elizabeth has been back in Portsmouth for a couple of months now. 

Before she sets sail to return to Rosyth for maintenance, why not take this opportunity to learn more about the Royal Navy aircraft carrier and her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales with these amazing facts you can use to impress your friends!  

The first HMS Queen Elizabeth was completed 100 years before the launch of the new one

1. Two HMS Queen Elizabeth's a century apart

The first HMS Queen Elizabeth was completed 100 years before the launch of the new one
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The take-off ramp is officially called the ski-jump

2. The 'ski jump'

The take-off ramp is officially called the ski-jump
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The ski-jumps are 6 metres high

3. How high are the ski-jumps?

The ski-jumps are 6 metres high
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The Queen Elizabeth Class are the first aircraft carriers in the world to incorporate a twin-island design, which separates command of the ship from flying operations and increases survivability

4. World first design

The Queen Elizabeth Class are the first aircraft carriers in the world to incorporate a twin-island design, which separates command of the ship from flying operations and increases survivability
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