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Posted on Monday 21st May

A massive section of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to leave Portsmouth this evening.

The 6,000-tonne piece of the ship, known as Lower Block 02, will set sail past the Round Tower at around 5.30pm. It has taken 1,300 workers 28 months to build, and is the largest section of the carrier so far to roll out of BAE Systems' building hall at Portsmouth Naval Base. It will sail on a barge to Rosyth, Scotland, where Queen Elizabeth is being assembled, having been built across 6 sites in the UK.

The carrier is due to be completed and launched in 2014.

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