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UK’s new aircraft carrier enters sea trials

Photo: UK MOD photo

 

Two Royal Navy frigates have joined the UK’s newest aircraft carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth to secure the seas around the giant aircraft carrier as she embarks on her maiden sea trials.

HMS Sutherland and HMS Iron Duke are escorting the Royal Navy’s largest ever warship as she conducts vital system tests off the coast of Scotland.

HMS Queen Elizabeth left Rosyth, where she has been under construction since 2014, on Monday with 700 sailors and 200 industry contractors aboard.

The 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier has so far embarked Merlin Mk2 helicopters of the Fleet Air Arm.

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