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Friday, June 26, 2015

HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier powers up for first time

Diesel generator on board HMS Queen ElizabethHMS Queen Elizabeth's huge diesel generators have been powered up for the first time at the home of the UK's aircraft carrier programme in Rosyth.

The move brings the 65,000-tonne future flagship of the Royal Navy closer to becoming an operational warship.

The first of the ship's four generators was officially started by defence procurement minister Philip Dunne.

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