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Britain's new aircraft carrier may be a vast folly — but it still provokes awe - The Guardian

As a little admiral growing up on the Firth of Forth, I caught the naval bug – and the awkward truth is, it's still with me. Fri 30 Jun 2017 13.05 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 15.55 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email ...and more »

UK's largest-ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth takes to sea for the first time - The Santiago Times

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first QE Class aircraft carrier, set sail from Rosyth to commence first stage sea trials off the north-east of Scotland. LONDON – The largest warship ever built in the United Kingdom has set out on two years of sea trials. HMS ...and more »

HMS Queen Elizabeth dwarfs Royal Navy ships as she takes part in sea trials in her maiden voyage - The Sun

THESE are the first pictures of the Royal Navy's giant new flagship as she is put through her paces in the North Sea. HMS Queen Elizabeth - nicknamed Big Lizzie - towered above warships escorting her off the east coast of Scotland as she began her sea ...and more »


Two Royal Navy frigates have joined HMS Queen Elizabeth to secure the seas around the giant aircraft carrier as she embarks on her maiden sea trials. HMS Sutherland and HMS Iron Duke are escorting the Royal Navy's largest ever warship as she conducts ...and more »

Britain's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is reportedly running on Windows XP - Business Insider

Britain's new £3 billion ($3.8 billion) aircraft carrier is running on Windows XP, according to journalists given a tour of the ship. HMS Queen Elizabeth launched on Monday amid huge fanfare, with senior military figures declaring "a new era of British ...and more »

Microsoft Windows XP Spotted Aboard the UK's Newest War Ship - Fortune

A state-of-the-art British aircraft carrier on its maiden journey apparently has some computers onboard running Windows XP—an aged version of Microsoft's PC operating system. The Guardian spotted what appeared to be XP screens running aboard the ...and more »

Does Britain's Big New Warship Still Run Windows XP? - Popular Mechanics

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy's newest vessel and the largest one ever built in the United Kingdom, is an impressive ship. Nine hundred and nineteen feet long with a crew of 1,600, the ship can carry up to 40 aircraft. Queen Elizabeth and her ...and more »

'It's an insult to Scotland's shipyard workers!' SNP blasted for SNUBBING aircraft carrier -

A senior executive at Babcock International, the owners of Rosyth dockyard where HMS Queen Elizabeth was assembled, described the giant warship as “one of the greatest ever engineering projects carried out in Scotland”. Yet, when the 65,000-tonne ...and more »

MoD: HMS Queen Elizabeth Will Not Have Windows XP Systems When Operational - Silicon UK

UPDATED: MoD squashed concerns that legacy software in the Navy's latest aircraft carrier leave it open to cyber attacks. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has refuted claims that the British Navy's new aircraft carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth is ...and more »

Despite what you may have read, the Royal Navy's new flagship doesn't run Windows XP - Neowin

This week, the new flagship of the UK's Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth, began its first sea trials. The mighty aircraft carrier - the first of its class, and the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy - is expected to enter service in 2020 ...and more »