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65,000 ton cruise liner to join the Navy today!

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65,000 ton cruise liner to join the Navy today!

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H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth sheds the Blue Duster and starts to wear the White Ensign, in a ceremony today, with the Queen and Prime Minister at the Commissioning Ceremony of  "Big Lizzie" .

This is the "formal acceptance" by the Royal Navy of a ship, from the builders....

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/britain-s-biggest-warship-ever-joins-the-royal-navy-fleet-...

 

( what a pity the forecast is for heavy rain, almost all day long. )   ( the ceremony is scheduled to take place inside the massive hangar space.)

 

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Re: 65,000 ton cruise liner to join the Navy today!

Pity they have to wait until 2021 for some aircraft for her Roll eyes

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Re: 65,000 ton cruise liner to join the Navy today!

I paid Portsmouth Harbour a visit in late October, mainly to visit the museum, but I did get as close as I could to the carrier. Even from that point, which was a reasonable distance, she looked (and sounded) an impressive vessel.

Don't suppose she'll be around when i - hopefully - go in February.

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Re: 65,000 ton cruise liner to join the Navy today!

When you are in Portsmouth.... and hope to see the R.N. ships going in, or out, of harbour, you can check on the shipping movements 24hours in advance, using this site.

 

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsmouth/shipping-movements

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Re: 65,000 ton cruise liner to join the Navy today!

They'll probably park her in a Norwegian fjord to keep her safe until the RN has sufficient (operational) vessels to protect her from hazards.

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Re: 65,000 ton cruise liner to join the Navy today!


shutter wrote:

When you are in Portsmouth.... and hope to see the R.N. ships going in, or out, of harbour, you can check on the shipping movements 24hours in advance, using this site.

 

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsmouth/shipping-movements


Thanks for that @shutter - I will bookmark that for future reference.

John