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HMS Queen Elizabeth: UK’s biggest ever warship arrives in Portsmouth; check out images

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Wed August 16 2017, 1:45 pm
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    Britain's new flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived at its home port in southern England to great fanfare. (Image: Reuters)

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    HMS Queen Elizabeth can take in more than 50 aircraft, a mix of fast jets and helicopters. (AP Photo)

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    Crowds lined the harbor to welcome the ship to Portsmouth Naval Base, where the 900ft vessel will be based for its estimated 50-year lifespan. (AP Photo)

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    The mega construction project is a symbol of Britain's maritime power, named after Henry VIII's daughter. (Image: Reuters)

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    The 3 billion-pound ($3.87 billion) ship has been at sea undergoing tests and training since June, when it left a dockyard in Scotland. (Image: Reuters)

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    Also in June, Britain's defense secretary said that Russia would look at the new carrier with envy, pointing at Russia's "dilapidated" Admiral Kuznetsov carrier. (Image: Reuters)

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    Russia's defense ministry spokesman fired back, dismissing the British carrier as just a "conveniently large sea target" that should stay close to US protection assets. (Image: Reuters)

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    In June, the 65,000-tonne ship has been undergoing sea trials since setting sail from Rosyth dockyard in Fife. (Image: Reuters)

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    The 900ft aircraft long carrier cannot presently deploy planes but flying trials are due to begin next year. (Image: Reuters)

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    F-35B Lightning fighter jets are due to make their first trial flights from the aircraft carrier's deck. (Image: Reuters)

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    For the last seven weeks the aircraft arrier was ndergoing sea trials. The ship is still far from being a fully functioning aircraft carrier but the huge construction project looks like a warship. (Image: Reuters)

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