Taking shape

New Royal Navy ships still three years away, however.

Taking shape at last: £6.3 billion hi-tech giants of the Royal Navy

ROBERT FOX

Each day and night some 5,000 men and women pour into the docks at Rosyth to work on the two giant aircraft carriers that in the next three years will become the pride of the Navy’s fleet.

HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales are the biggest warships ever built in this country, and will be the cutting edge of the Royal Navy’s capability, giving it the second biggest carrier force in the world. The carriers don’t come cheap — £6.3 billion for the ships alone — and don’t come without controversy, both political and military.

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Source: standard.co.uk

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