The UK Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier was officially launched on 21 December, achieving another milestone for the construction programme.
The future HMS Prince of Wales , originally planned to launch in 2018, was floated out ahead of schedule during a ceremony held at BAE Systems’ Rosyth facility in Scotland, officials said.
Under current plans, sea trials for the 65,000-tonne ship are expected to start in 2019.
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