HMS Queen Elizabeth: Leak found on new aircraft carrier

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Leak found on new aircraft carrier
 

The UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leaking because of a faulty seal.
The Royal Navy's future flagship, which was commissioned by the Queen earlier this month, has a problem with one of its propeller shafts.
The fault on the £3.1bn carrier was first identified during sea trials.
A Royal Navy spokesman said the ship is scheduled for repair and the fault does not prevent her from sailing again early in the new year.
According to the Sun newspaper, HMS Queen Elizabeth has been taking on up to 200 litres of sea water every hour because of the fault.
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19 December 2017 in Regional, Views: 66
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