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8 mai 2013 3 08 /05 /mai /2013 11:50
Bridge Section of HMS Queen Elizabeth Put into Place

The 700 tonne navigation bridge of the future aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is lowered into place at Rosyth Shipyard in Scotland.

The construction of the Royal Navy’s new Aircraft Carrier took a huge step forward, as the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond MP witnessed the installation of the ship’s navigation bridge.

Nearly two thirds of the ship has now been built and the structure is due to be completed by the end of this year. The Carrier is then expected to leave the dockyard in 2014 before beginning her sea trials with the Royal Navy.

The forward island fitted houses the bridge where the captain and navigation crew will operate. The enormous steel section was built in Portsmouth and transported by barge to Fife, where the Carriers are being assembled. Both HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales will have two island sections which will provide independent control of navigation and air traffic control operations.

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Photographer: Aircraft Carrier Alliance

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