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    HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves for Sea Trials

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    The new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for the first time Monday 26th June 2017 The Royal Navy’s largest ever warship today put to sea for the first time to commence sea trials off the coast of Scotland.

    Update 28/06/2017​
    HMS Queen Elizabeth left Rosyth, where she has been under construction since 2014, on Monday with 700 sailors and 200 industry contractors on board.

    Type 23 frigates Sutherland and Iron Duke have now joined the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier, along with Merlin Mk2 helicopters of the Fleet Air Arm, to guard the seas as the trials get under way.