On trip into sea, U.K.’s biggest warship squeaks under bridge with little space to spare

Ben Farmer

With its tallest radar mast lowered to fit under the Forth’s bridges, Britain’s new flagship set sail for its first trials last night.

The 65,000-ton HMS Queen Elizabeth slowly emerged from its dockyard into the Firth of Forth, bringing traffic to a halt on the road bridge, as carloads of ship enthusiasts tried to get a glimpse.

The largest warship Britain has ever had was due to use low tide to glide under the bridges at about midnight, before anchoring in Kirkcaldy Bay...

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