Live: HMS Queen Elizabeth’s first entry into Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers is entering her future homeport of HM Naval Base Portsmouth for the first time.

The 65,000-tonne carrier is entering Portsmouth after setting sail for sea trials from Scotland’s Rosyth dockyard in June.

More than 700 sailors, led by Commanding Officer Captain Jerry Kyd, and 200 industry contractors sailed with the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier on her maiden voyage.

Thousands are expected to welcome the carrier into Portsmouth to the sounds of the Royal Marine band on the jetty and fly-pasts by Merlins.

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< May 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Anti-Submarine Warfare

The conference will, in the presence of industry, provide a unique opportunity to understand what next generation platforms…

read more >

Defence Safety Conference 2019

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

read more >

PACIFIC 2019

As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, PACIFIC 2019…

read more >