Leak probe launched on Big Lizzie! Navy investigate after Britain's largest warship limps into port

Mail Online | 7/9/2019 | Milly Vincent For Mailonline
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Britain's biggest and most powerful warship ever built has sprung a leak and has returned to port, putting it out of commission for the second time in 19 months.

HMS Queen Elizabeth left Portsmouth Naval Base last month to embark on five weeks of sea trials and training before setting sail again to the US later this summer.

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But the £3.1 billion aircraft carrier, which had been due to return to the Hampshire city later this week for a planned maintenance period, was forced to cut short the latest trials.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said: 'Following a minor issue with an internal system on HMS Queen Elizabeth,...
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