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Originally posted by orangetom1999
You know Harlequin..I was wondering the same about the quantity of steel ordered. I think this is for one ship..the first of the order for carriers. Out of the 80.000 tons there will be alot of scrap..unusable portions to be used or scrapped for remelt. I am sure also that this 80,000 tons includes different grades of steel. I think the initial design was for some 60,000 to 70,000 tons displacement ship.
Originally posted by kaiheitain
I think the US used England as a Supercarrier in the 40s....
The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £4bn deal to build two aircraft carriers in the UK in a move expected to provide 10,000 jobs at its peak.
HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will be built by a consortium to be formed between BAE Systems and its rival, VT Group.
Originally posted by mlmijyd Glad to see my hard earned tax pounds are going into a worthwhile venture. You can't have too many 'Death Boats' or Subs or those Trident thingy’s. Anyway, I sleep better knowing that if they do have to use these in anger say to help defeat an oil rich country then my enslavement to the UK tax system hasn’t been in vain
Draught (Keel to Waterline) - 36 Feet (11m)
Height (Keel to Masthead) - 183.7 Feet (56m)