Two British Ships With the Same Name Meet for the Very First Tme

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Two well-known ships met up which both have the same name. One cruise ship operated by Cunard Line and a Royal Navy ship.

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth met HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time on Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017 off the coast of Scotland. The rendezvous of the two ships, that share the same name and who were both christened by The Queen, took place in the Moray Firth off the coast of Scotland during Queen Elizabeth’s 13-night tour of the British Isles.

Photos of the Meet Up

All Photos By: Cunard Line

Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, said:

“It is a huge honour for myself and the crew of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to meet HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time, to share the sea with the Royal Navy’s lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier and the largest warship ever built for the UK is a pleasure and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Commander Kyd and his crew well with their sea trials.”

Queen Elizabeth is a 92,000 gross ton vessel and is currently based out of Southampton, UK. HMS Queen Elizabeth is the UK’s newest and largest-ever aircraft carrier and ship for the Royal Navy at 65,000 gross tons.

Queen Elizabeth Ship

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