New Royal Navy aircraft carrier hull put together

Help

Two giant hull sections of the new Royal Navy aircraft carrier being built on the Clyde have been joined together.

More than 4,000 tonnes of steel were moved in a precision exercise to form the rear section of the hull of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The block will leave Govan for Rosyth later this year where it will enter the dry dock and all parts of the ship will be assembled.

The carrier, which will be based in Portsmouth, is due to be completed by 2016.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.