Naval Warfare

HMS Queen Elizabeth completes work package

23rd May 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Babcock International has completed the first docking and maintenance period on the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth at its facility in Rosyth, UK, it was announced on 21 May.

After the planned six-week work package was successfully delivered, the carrier departed Rosyth through the specially designed rollerfender system into the River Forth.

Work under the contract included replacing 284 hull valves and renewing all cathodic protection electrodes and anodes, as well as painting the hull and carrying out work on the stabilisers, rudders and shaft lines.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to enter service in 2020 after extensive whole-ship trials.

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