Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Leak discovered on Royal Navy's new £3.1bn warship HMS Queen Elizabeth

A leak has been discovered on the HMS Queen Elizabeth – the UK's new £3.1bn aircraft carrier – despite it only entering the Royal Navy fleet earlier this month.
The 280-metre warship, the biggest and most powerful ever built by Britain, is leaking because of an issue with a shaft seal, according to a Royal Navy spokesman.

He said: "An issue with a shaft seal has been identified during HMS Queen Elizabeth's sea trials; this is scheduled for repair while she is alongside at Portsmouth.

The Queen at the ceremony for HMS Queen Elizabeth

"It does not prevent her from sailing again and her sea trials programme will not be affected."

The 65,000-tonne vessel, which has an estimated 50-year working life, is thought to have been leaking for some time.

SKY         News.