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May 23rd, 1pm: Marine Traffic 'radar': Can you spot the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier leaving the Firth of Forth heading towards the bridges? She was initially being towed, then was disconnected, later speeded up to 9kt and accelerated again to 17kts when passing Dunbar. Her destination was reported as Portland Bill.

Three boats accompanied her until she 'left the premises': Bugsier 3, Hopetoun, and Craigleith.

Ship's details: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, Combat Vessel

Gross Tonnage: 65,000,  Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 282.9m × 69m

Year Built: 2013,  Status: Active.

photo 1, overview from 'Marine Traffic'

photo 2, by Kenny Maule Please click "READ MORE" to see her offshore, passing the Battery

 

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