HMS Queen Elizabeth - Aircraft Carrier docked in HM Naval Base Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

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HMS Queen Elizabeth, named for current reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II, is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth class of aircraft carriers, the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom and capable of carrying up to 40 aircraft. The ship began sea trials in June 2017, and was commissioned on 7 December 2017. Her first Commanding Officer is Commodore Jerry Kyd, who had previously commanded the carriers HMS Ark Royal and HMS Illustrious. As Captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Kyd will wear the Royal Navy rank of Captain while retaining the substantive rank of Commodore.
Location: Portsmouth, UK

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