Hms Queen Elizabeth Leaves Portsmouth for Helicopter Trials
HMS Queen Elizabeth (accompanied by her support craft), sailing from her home in Portsmouth for the first time since being officially commissioned into the Royal Navy in December.
The 65, 000-tonne future flagship will spend the next month conducting further sea trials, which will include testing with rotary wing aircraft, learning about their behaviour flying to and from the ship in a range of conditions.
Commanding Officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Captain Jerry Kyd, said: After the excitement of our commissioning ceremony in December, my ships company and our industry partners are looking forward to taking the ship to sea to conduct First of Class Rotary Wing Flying Trials.
The Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers are the biggest warships ever built for the Royal Navy - four acres of sovereign territory, deployable across the globe to serve the United Kingdom on operations for 50 years.
HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will be the most advanced warships in the Royal Navy fleet.
They are the future flagships of the nation. Initially the ships will carry helicopters. The vast flight deck and hangar can accommodate any helicopter in Britains military inventory.
From 2020, however, our punch will be delivered by the F35 Lightning II, the worlds most advanced stealth fighter-bomber
Diver and the guard rails of the wrecked firefighter tug Tasman Hauler
Diver and the guard rails of the wrecked firefighter tug Tasman Hauler stranded on rocks, refloated, then purposely sunk in 1988 to provide an artificial reef. Eden, Twofold Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Hamburg, Germany - Baumwall
Hamburg, Germany - Baumwall. The Baumwall was part of the old Hamburg city fortifications built between 1616 and 1625. It separated in the water at the Alster estuary, the inland port of the Norderelbe. Date: 1913
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