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The HMS Queen Elizabeth Stats are Startling

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The HMS Queen Elizabeth Stats are Startling

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With 17 decks, over 3,000 compartments and five miles of passage ways, the HMS Queen Elizabeth is the biggest ship the British Royal Navy has ever built.

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Once completed, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the United Kingdom's largest warship, longer than three football fields and taller than Niagara Falls. But right now, she's months away from being seaworthy and battle ready. She and her crew must pass a series of grueling tests that will push the gargantuan vessel and her sailors to the breaking point. With exclusive and unprecedented access, we follow Captain Jerry Kyd and his 700 sailors as they acclimate themselves to a new life aboard Britain's first supercarrier.

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