News story: Britain’s flagship Carrier could arrive home as early as next Thursday, Defence...

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The 65,000-tonne Carrier, the biggest warship ever to be built in Britain, has been undergoing sea trials since setting sail from Scotland’s Rosyth dockyard in June. She is now set to make her historic arrival into Portsmouth, where she will be the latest in a long line of famous Royal Navy ships to call the port home.

Whilst weather conditions mean the exact date of the historic moment is yet to be confirmed, the window for entry will open next Thursday (17/08), with her arrival expected to be no later than the following Tuesday (22/08).


The Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon visited HMS Queen Elizabeth during sea trials last month.
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said:


In just two weeks’ time, the most powerful warship ever built for Britain’s famous Royal Navy is set to sail into her proud new home in Portsmouth.

HMS Queen Elizabeth‎ will be the Royal Navy’s flagship for the next 50 years, keeping us safe by deploying across the seven seas, using her strike power to deter our enemies.

With only three other countries in the world building aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth will give Britain the capability to lead the way in tackling global issues in an increasingly uncertain world, from providing humanitarian relief to high-end warfighting.


The Defence Secretary addressed the Royal Navy crew and industry personnel on the deck of the new aircraft carrier last month.

And with the state-of-the-art F-35B Lightning fighter jets on track to make their first trial flights from the Carrier’s deck next year, the UK is now building towards delivering Carrier Strike capability.

Both aircraft carriers are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth does not fly the flag of an admiral. How come it's a flagship?

Ignorant pricks.
Whilst not disagreeing with you, it has been the practice for the RN to have a designated flagship - and not necessarily with an admiral on board - for a while now. The RN's website has HMS Ocean as the current flagship, with the new carriers described as "the future flagships."
 
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Whilst not disagreeing with you, it has been the practice for the RN to have a designated flagship - and not necessarily with an admiral on board - for a while now. The RN's website has HMS Ocean as the current flagship, with the new carriers described as "the future flagships."
flagship
ˈflaɡʃɪp/
noun
  1. the ship in a fleet which carries the commanding admiral.
 

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HMS Queen Elizabeth does not fly the flag of an admiral. How come it's a flagship?

Ignorant pricks.
Queen Elizabeth is not yet Her Majesty's Ship, but I wouldn't call anyone using HMS in context an "ignorant prick."

Once commissioned and in service, there will very likely be an admiral embarked as QNLZ will not be operating in isolation.
 
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flagship noun 1 the ship that carries and flies the flag of the fleet commander. 2 the leading ship in a shipping-line. 3 a a commercial company's leading product, model, etc; the product considered most important; b as adjThe newly refurbished shop is now their flagship branch.
 
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3 a a commercial company's leading product, model, etc; the product considered most important.
The Grey Funnel Line has a range of Carriers to suit modern flag styles and brought to you by BAE Systems, Babcock, Thales, and the UK Ministry of Defence.
 

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