HMS Queen Elizabeth hull sections
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Giant aircraft carrier hull sections joined together

Two giant hull sections of the first of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers being built on the Clyde have been joined together, at BAE Systems' Govan shipyard.

More than 4,000 tonnes of steel were moved 100m (328ft) over the course of about an hour to make up the aft section of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

James Shaw reports.

  • 09 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK