The newest British aircraft carrier again leaked

The newest British aircraft carrier again leaked

The British Defense Ministry claimed that the cause of the leak was «a small problem of the internal system.»
The newest and largest aircraft carrier of the UK HMS Queen Elizabeth was forced to hastily go back to the port to eliminate the leak. It is reported by the air force on Thursday, July 11.

The future flagship of the British Navy last month went to sea for five weeks for testing. But on July 9 it was discovered to leak and the next day the ship worth 3.1 billion pounds returned to Portsmouth.

The British Defense Ministry claimed that the cause of the leak was «a small problem of the internal system.»

The water was pumped out, the causes of the accident are being investigated.

Recall that at the end of 2017, a month after the introduction of the fleet, Queen Elizabeth also found a leak. Then there was a problem with the shaft seal.

As reported Корреспондент.net, Queen Elizabeth is the largest aircraft carrier in the history of the UK fleet. The area of its deck corresponds to three football fields. The aircraft carrier can reach a speed of 25 knots (45 km/h), its displacement – 65 thousand tons, the length of the flight deck – 280 m, and a width of 70 m. the aircraft Carrier first went to sea in June 2017.

Dana Tessen

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