Final Prep to Launch UK Navy's Largest Ship


Final preparations are under way to launch the Navy's biggest ship next week. The Queen will smash a bottle of malt whisky against the hull of the 65,000 tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth next Friday. The aircraft carrier has been assembled at Rosyth dockyard after the parts were built in yards across the country. With a flight deck the size of three football pitches, it is the largest surface ship the Navy has ever had in service. The F35B fighter jet will take off from the ship once it is in service in 2020 and it is expected to be on the waves for 50 years. STV News video


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