Britain's future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into her home port of Portsmouth for the first time today.
Greeted by thousands of people lining the Portsmouth seafront, the 65,000-tonne carrier was met with the warmest of welcomes as she arrived in her home port this morning.
· Each carrier weighs 65,000 tonnes and is 280 metres in length.
· The carriers will have a crew of around 700, increasing to 1,600 when a full complement of F-35B aircraft and four Crowsnest helicopters are embarked.
· The flight deck is 70 metres wide and 280 metres long – enough space for three football pitches