Media reported that the new British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth is leaking


/ Reuters

Moscow, 19 Dec – AIF-Moscow.

The largest aircraft carrier in the UK, Queen Elizabeth is leaking due to a malfunction just two weeks after the start of service in the Royal Navy, reports the Daily Mail.

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According to the newspaper, the problem concerns a shaft seal. Currently on Board of the ship each hour receives about 200 liters of water. To repair the ship plan during a stop in Portsmouth. To do this, it may put in dry dock.

At the beginning of December it became known about the commissioning of the aircraft carrier, named in honor of the British Queen Elizabeth I. the ceremony took place at the naval base in Portsmouth. The cost of The ship is 3.1 billion pounds.

An aircraft carrier with a displacement of 65 thousand tons and a length of 280 metres and can reach speeds up to 25 knots. It can accommodate up to 1.6 thousand people of the crew. The standard ship’s air group consists of 40 aircraft and helicopters.

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