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HMS Queen Elizabeth sea trials
02 November 2017

HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed on 30 October from Portsmouth Naval Base for the next set of sea trials to test the £3 billion ship's capability. She is expected to be at sea for this month and will be delivered to the Royal Navy by the end of the year. - photo MoD Crown Copyright 2017 ©

On 30 October HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from Portsmouth Naval Base for the first time since arriving at her home port in August. The Royal Navy's future flagship has embarked on the next set of sea trials to test her capability.
Captain of Portsmouth Naval Base, Captain Bill Oliphant said: 'HMS Queen Elizabeth has been in Portsmouth Naval Base for two months of planned maintenance to allow her to sail to complete her sea trials today (30 October). This period at sea will mark an extremely significant milestone in the life of the ship leading towards her acceptance into the Royal Navy at her commissioning later this year, back in her home port of Portsmouth.'


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