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Cyber-Security at Sea — XP on Carriers, Hacking Tridents & Spoofing GPS

Originally posted on gCaptain. Reposted with permission. When reporters were recently being given tours of the Royal Navy’s new “supercarrier,” HMS Queen Elizabeth, some were surprized to see a distinctive logo on several computer screens on the bridge and in … Continue reading

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Sets Sail for Sea Trials

The Royal Navy “supercarrier” HMS Queen Elizabeth is setting off for sea trials. Begun eight years ago and built at a cost of £3.6 billion, the carrier is the largest war ship ever constructed by Great Britain. After six weeks … Continue reading

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HMS Illustrious, UK’s Only Working Aircraft Carrier, Bound for Scrapyard

HMS Illustrious, the UK’s only working aircraft carrier and the last surviving ship from the Falklands War is to be scrapped.  The 689 ft-long 22,000-tonne Invincible-class aircraft carrier traveled close to one million sea miles in her 32-year career with the Royal … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Christens Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

Today, Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II christened the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. As the ceremony was held in Rosyth, Scotland, the queen christened the ship with a bottle of whiskey from the Bowmore Distillery, rather than the … Continue reading

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Final Block for Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Leaves Portsmouth

Remember when ships were built from the keel up and launched by sliding down the building ways into the water with a satisfying splash?  OK, maybe I am showing my age. These days ships are built like LEGOs, massive LEGOs, … Continue reading

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HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Lower Block Three Makes First Voyage

I am glad that I am of the age to have seen ships constructed the old fashioned way. Not all that long ago, shipyards still built ships from the bottom up.  The shipyard first fabricated the double bottom sub-assemblies and then … Continue reading

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