HMS Queen Elizabeth Takes to the Water

31st July 2014

HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabeth has taken to the water having been floated out of the dock used for her assembley. The dry dock in Rosyth was floodedto allow the aircraft carrier, weighing a total of 65,000 tonnes, to float. Three hours of precise manoeuvring later and Britain's newest aircraft carrier was successfully positioned alongside a nearby jetty where work will now continue on outfiting the ship in preparation for sea trials in 2016.


The HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of Britain's biggest engineering projects and Oxley is very proud to have supplied a full suite of LED navigation and signal lights for both this carrier and HMS Prince of Wales for the Royal Navy. The vacated dock will now house the second planned vessel for final assembly which is due to start in September.