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HMS Queen Elizabeth Reacts to a Possible Man Overboard

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Reacts to a Possible Man Overboard

Short | 02:15

The HMS Queen Elizabeth is in a state of high alert: smoke is billowing from a life buoy seen floating in the ocean, indicating that there could be a man overboard.


    • Sunday
    • 9:00pm
    Oct 20
    • Monday
    • 12:00am
    Oct 21
    • Monday
    • 7:00pm
    Oct 21

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Britain's largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has left the dockyard and entered the North Sea. With 700 sailors and 200 construction workers on board, she'll be pushed to the limits before deemed ready for combat. With unprecedented access, follow the ship and her crew through six weeks of sea trials and real emergencies, including a potential man overboard, a disturbing sound from under the ship, and an attempt to land an aircraft on the flight deck.

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