The BAE Systems-built Forward Island from which HMS Queen Elizabeth will be commanded is ready for her first sea voyage.
Some 800 jobs will be safeguarded after the Ministry of Defence extended five maintenance contracts worth £349m for naval support ships.
A large section of hull for HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers being built for the UK Royal Navy, has left BAE Systems’ shipyard at Govan yesterday to embark on a 600-mile journey to Rosyth.
Workers at BAE Systems moved the biggest section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, out of the company’s shipbuilding hall at Govan for the first time.
It's not every day that a nuclear submarine is finished and ready for the open seas. In the next few days, nuclear attack submarine Ambush will be towed out of its builders yard at Barrow-in-Furness and set off on its first sea trial with the Royal Navy.
A Woodbridge boatbuilding apprentice has this year claimed the top prize at Lowestoft College’s annual awards.
In another phase of a gargantuan operation, BAE Systems engineers and technicians moved the 6,000 tonne section of what is to be HMS Queen Elizabeth onto a sea-going barge.