HMS Queen Elizabeth: Departure of Royal Navy carrier from Portsmouth is postponed

HMS Queen Elizabeth will no longer set sail from Portsmouth tomorrow, the navy has announced.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 8:53 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 11:20 pm

The Royal Navy carrier was due to leave Portsmouth Naval Base around 9am tomorrow, but this departure has now been cancelled.

Posting on social media, HMNB Portsmouth tweeted: ‘@HMSQNLZ will not sail tomorrow.

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F-35 Lightning jets landing, taking off and hovering onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth. Picture: LPhot Daniel Shepherd

‘We will keep you posted on another sailing date.’

The reason for the postponement has not yet been confirmed.

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