British aircraft carrier sprang a leak two weeks after commissioning

© AFP 2017 / Andy Viappiani Queen Elizabeth. Archival photoBritish aircraft carrier sprang a leak two weeks after commissioning© 2017 AFP / Andy Buchanan

The largest aircraft carrier in the UK is estimated at 3.1 billion pounds Queen Elizabeth, named after the British Queen Elizabeth I, was leaking due to a fault, reports Daily Mail.

As the newspaper notes, the problem with the shaft seal has occurred after a couple of weeks after the beginning of the service carrier of the Royal Navy. Now on Board the ship every hour gets about 200 liters of water.

Repair of an aircraft carrier is planned during a stop in Portsmouth, this may have to be put in dry dock.

In early December it was reported that the aircraft carrier is estimated at 3.1 billion pounds began service in the British Royal Navy after the ceremony of «baptism» at the naval base in Portsmouth.

A ship with a displacement of 65 thousand tons and a length of 280 meters capable of speeds up to 25 knots. It will be able to accommodate up to 1.6 thousand people of the crew, and standard ship’s air group consists of 40 aircraft and helicopters.

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