Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Royal Navy QE class carrier flight deck sections on move

The 1st 5 sections of the flight deck for the new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers were sailed out of the Cammel Lairds yard on the 28th May. They were loaded onto a large barge (AMT Challenger)  and towed by Mersey based tugs out into Liverpool bay were the "tow" was handed over to a large tug for the transit to Scotland were the carriers are bieng assembled.

Smit Sandon towing the AMT Challenger


New carrier deck sections pass the Pierhead, Liverpool

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