Queen Elizabeth forward island departs Portsmouth

Queen Elizabeth forward island departs Portsmouth

UB07, better known as the forward island and perhaps the most easily recognisable part of the navy’s forthcoming aircraft carrier built to date, has departed Portsmouth for Rosyth. It will be placed on the flight deck of the future HMS Queen Elizabeth in March by the Goliath crane via a lifting cradle built in to the superstructure.

The six-deck high structure weighs 680-tonnes and took 70 weeks to construct. It was transported on the barge Woolston, the same platform that was used to transfer the Portsmouth-built Type 45 destroyer bow sections to Scotland.

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