HMS Queen Elizabeth sails from Rosyth

June 27, 2017

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for the first time

The Royal Navy’s largest ever warship today put to sea for the first time to commence sea trials off the coast of Scotland.

In a delicate operation lasting nearly four hours, HMS Queen Elizabeth moved from the basin at Rosyth where she has been under construction since 2014, and into the Forth estuary.

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

Royal Navy press release