Watch Again

Rise of the Supercarrier:

This British Aircraft Carrier is Higher Than Niagara Falls

Watch More
back to video

»Birth of a Giant

This British Aircraft Carrier is Higher Than Niagara Falls

Short | 00:42

There?s big and then there?s HMS Queen Elizabeth big ? taller than Niagara Falls, in fact. Here?s a few handy comparisons to put its sheer scale in perspective.

More About This episode

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.

Return to Video Page