U.K. Sells Royal Navy Flagship HMS Ocean to Brazil

By Tiago Ramos Alfaro (Bloomberg) -- The U.K. has sold Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean to Brazil for about 84 million pounds ($117 million) as new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth prepares to take over as leader of the fleet. HMS Ocean will be modified by BAE Systems Plc and Babcock International Group Plc, with the work funded by Brazil, before the 21,500 metric-ton ship … [Read more...]

Britain’s New £3 Billion Warship Has Sprung a Leak

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest ever warship, the new 3.1 billion pound ($4.2 billion) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has a leak and needs repairs, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday. The 65,000-tonne ship, hailed as Britain's most advanced military vessel and which was only officially commissioned by the Queen two weeks ago, has an issue with … [Read more...]

Royal Navy’s Biggest-Ever Warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Commissioned in Portsmouth

The UK's biggest and most-advanced aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was commissioned into the Royal Navy on Thursday by Her Majesty the Queen during a ceremony at the Portsmouth Naval Base, in Portsmouth, England. During the ceremony, Queen Elizabeth spoke before the ship's Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant and the White Ensign was … [Read more...]

HMS Queen Elizabeth Back at Sea for Second Phase of Sea Trials

The Royal Navy's future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from her homeport of Portsmouth Naval Base for the first time this week, embarking on her second set of sea trials off the southern coast of England. HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to be at sea for the next month and will be delivered to the Royal Navy by the end of the year. During her first phase of sea … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: UK’s Biggest Warship HMS Queen Elizabeth Sails Into Portsmouth

By Peter Nicholls PORTSMOUTH, England, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Britain's most advanced and biggest warship, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, berthed for the first time at its home port of Portsmouth on Wednesday. The 280-metre (920-foot) vessel entered the harbour on England's southern coast at 0610 GMT, greeted by thousands of spectators. HMS … [Read more...]