HMS Queen Elizabeth

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - The Home of HMS Queen Elizabeth

Get the best view of HMS Queen Elizabeth.  

Find the perfect view of HMS Queen Elizabeth from three different vantage points across the historic dockyard when she returns to her home base of Portsmouth soon. 

About the new aircraft carrier
The £3billion aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of the most advanced warships ever built by the Royal Navy and will be on operations for the next 50 years. The new Queen Elizabeth class carrier is 35 times the size of Nelson’s famous flagship HMS Victory and four times her length

Six UK shipyards were commissioned to build HMS Queen Elizabeth with 11,000 people involved in the construction process. The nation's newest flagship will proudly sit alongside in dock across from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard from mid-December.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth FAQs

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently on sea trials and will return to her home base in Portsmouth soon. Please stay up to date on our website and social media for the latest information.

  • Visitors are able to view the aircraft carrier from three distinct viewing platforms across the Historic Dockyard. HMS Queen Elizabeth is an active vessel, operated by the Royal Navy. Because of this, visitors are unable to visit the aircraft carrier but are able to view it clearly from different viewing platforms only.