The next stage of the creation of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers will continue in Portsmouth today. A section of HMS Queen Elizabeth was recently delivered to Scotland. Now the steel is about to be cut for the centre block of HMS Prince of Wales.
A 6,000 tonne section of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has safely arrived in Scotland. The section was built at BAE Systems in Portsmouth.
Work starts to move a section of the hull of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier from Portsmouth to Scotland. Weighing 6,000 tonnes, the block of HMS Queen Elizabeth is being lifted onto a barge at BAE Systems shipbuilding yard in the city. It will now be assembled at Rosyth in Fife.
Richard Jones was at BAE Systems in Portsmouth today as workers moved a 900-tonne section of hull of one of Britain's new aircraft carriers.
The piece of the ship will be transported to Scotland later this month where final assembly of the carriers will take place.
The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth will be assembled in Scotland. Parts of the ship are being transported from Portsmouth today. Our reporter Richard Jones is there to watch the operation take shape.
The first part of one of Portsmouth's new aircraft carriers, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, will be loaded onto a seagoing barge today. It will be shipped to Scotland next weekend, where the final assembly of the carriers will take place.