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Title: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Robert J Smith on May 10, 2014, 05:28:08 pm
Probably a silly question to which I probably know the answer being as there are only photos of parts of her on barges on the site  :)

Is HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH being built under cover or is there any possibility to catch site of her and from where?

I'm working in Edinburgh for a few days and was wondering if it was worth a visit to Rosyth

Regards

Bob


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: phantom53 on May 10, 2014, 06:00:06 pm
Last time i was over at Rosyth she was out in the open, no covers and certainly not inside.
If your coming from Edinburgh, pull off just over the bridge, and go through Rosyth and pass the naval base. Not far from there you can turn left and it takes you down to the back gate of the yard and there she is


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Robert J Smith on May 10, 2014, 06:06:38 pm
Thanks for the info phantom53, I'll try that.

Cheers

Bob


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Robert J Smith on May 14, 2014, 06:38:51 pm
Thanks for the info phantom53, I got to see her.

Cheers

Bob


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: phantom53 on May 15, 2014, 07:47:19 am
Great, and i'll bet she is a bit more advanced than the last time i saw her.
Glad you got there
Richard


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Dave Forbes on May 18, 2014, 01:11:39 pm
You can take a walk from North Queensferry onto the Forth Bridge and probably get some sort of shot with a long lens. She being put together in dry dock at Rosyth. HM The Queen will be conducting a ceremony for her in July 2014.


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Robert J Smith on July 25, 2014, 05:32:58 pm
Daily Telegraph video of her being floated out

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/defence/10985309/Timelapse-aircraft-carrier-HMS-Queen-Elizabeth-floated-for-first-time.html

Regards

Bob


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Robert J Smith on June 26, 2017, 06:16:17 am
http://news.sky.com/story/royal-navys-largest-ever-warship-hms-queen-elizabeth-sets-sail-10927338


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Ian Thomas on June 26, 2017, 03:50:45 pm
These are the 11 helping her move today Carrickfergus, Carron, Cramond, Cultra, Dalmeny, Fidra, Forth Constructor, Hopetoun, Kittiwake, SD Salvor, SD Tempest.


Ian


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Robert J Smith on June 26, 2017, 04:00:33 pm
Thanks Ian, noticed that on AIS. Now waiting for low water.



Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: davidships on June 26, 2017, 04:38:29 pm
Every towage company' dream: an 11-tug job.
Not sure if I approve of "Hmsqnlz" as AIS name, though.


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Ian Thomas on June 26, 2017, 05:13:04 pm
More from BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-40402153

Ian


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Robert J Smith on August 10, 2017, 02:47:04 pm
Due to arrive in Portsmouth soon

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/watch-hms-queen-elizabeth-meets-us-carrier-off-scottish-coast-1-8092732


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Robert J Smith on August 15, 2017, 12:17:38 pm
Arriving Portsmouth tomorrow (16th August) @ 06.45

Might be a bit early for me  :'(

Wonderful public relations exercise


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Ian Thomas on August 15, 2017, 04:44:05 pm
Bob,  She is just West of the Isle of Wight as I write this and can be tracked on AIS.


Ian


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Allan RO on August 15, 2017, 06:57:02 pm
I would not get too excited, when she was originally due on Friday the council had deemed the Round Tower closed to all but press and cars not allowed anywhere on Southsea Seafront.  Not sure what is happening as she is arriving two days earlier than originally planned.

Allan


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Kelvin Davies on August 16, 2017, 03:57:34 pm
It was definitely not a day to get excited over. Yes, being a mug, I went, arriving at Clarence Pier around 05:30, intending to make the left turn along the sea front. Park and walk was OK until the time came to leave: 50 minutes from the car park at the Clarence Pier end of the prom to joining the M27!
Here's a question for someone; Why is it being referred to as HMS Queen Elizabeth? Surely, it becomes HMS when it is commissioned? It was flying a blue ensign (government service) indicating the contractors are still very much in charge. When the previous carriers were decommissioned, the HMS was removed from the names pretty quickly.
By the way Allan, I don't know if you made it down there today but when I saw the numbers of yachts and small boats, I had visions of you tearing your hair out, shouting epithets etc!


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Robert J Smith on August 16, 2017, 04:08:21 pm
I got up at daft o'clock and parked in the same car park as Kelvin just after 5am, no problem with leaving after a walk round Old Portsmouth and a stroll along Southsea and a cuppa.
I also wondered why they kept referring to her as HMS?

Photos to follow


Title: Re: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
Post by: Allan RO on August 16, 2017, 10:01:46 pm
No Kelvin, I did not make it.  I think I am suffering photo overload as just got back from cruise and took far more interesting stuff in Kronstadt, which I am still trying to sort out !!

Allan