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We went on board the British Navy's most powerful warship — here's what it's like

David Ibekwe
We went on board the British Navy's most powerful warship — here's what it's like
  • HMS Queen Elizabeth is the biggest warship the Royal Navy has ever built, weighing 65,000 tonnes.
  • The warship is capable of carrying up to 40 military aircraft.
  • It is expected to be fully operational by 2021.

 

Business Insider UK was allowed aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy's most powerful warship. 

The huge ship weighs 65,000 tonnes and is the length of three football pitches, making it the biggest ever British warship.

The £3 billion vessel recently arrived at its base in Portsmouth after several months carrying out sea trials.

Aircraft flight tests will be completed by 2018, but it is expected that the ship itself won't be fully operational until 2021.

Produced by David Ibekwe. Special thanks to Kieran Corcoran

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