HMS Queen Elizabeth by numbers as 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier leaves port

The numbers behind HMS Queen Elizabeth:

Monday, 26th June 2017, 6:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:49 am
The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Rosyth Dockyard in Dunfermline

- The project to build HMS Queen Elizabeth and sister ship HMS Prince of Wales cost more than £6 billion

- The aircraft carrier weighs 65,000 tonnes and has a top speed of 25 knots

- Its flight deck is 280 metres long and 70 metres wide - enough space for three football pitches

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- The ship is the second in the Royal Navy to be named Queen Elizabeth

- The ship will have a crew of around 700, increasing to 1,600 when a full complement of F-35B jets and Crowsnest helicopters are embarked

- There are 364,000 metres of pipes inside the ship

- Both HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will keep 45 days worth of food in its stores

- The entire Ship's Company of 700 can be served a meal within 90 minutes, 45 minutes when at action station

- Leaving the Rosyth dock will be among the most difficult manoeuvres in the sea trials with just 50cm between the bottom of the ship and the seabed in the port