19 Dec 2017

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has leak

Just two weeks ago, the brand new HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier was handed over to the Royal Navy. It’s the biggest ship the navy has ever had and has a flight deck the size of three football pitches. For £3.1 billion, you might it expect it not to leak. But it turns out it is taking on 200 litres of water an hour. That is not a huge amount, say its new owners, but it is certainly embarrassing for the navy.