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Britain's new £3b aircraft carrier springs a leak

The 280-metre HMS Queen Elizabeth is said to be letting in 200 litres of water every hour and repairs are expected to cost millions of pounds.


BRITAIN'S biggest ever warship, the new £3.1 billion (S$5.6 billion) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has a leak and needs repairs, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday.

The 65,000-tonne ship, hailed as Britain's most advanced military vessel and which was only...