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Navy carrier section bows out at Appledore yard

Appledore
The bow section is heading to Rosyth

The first bow section for a new Royal Navy aircraft carrier has been completed at a north Devon shipyard.

The Babcock-owned yard at Appledore is making sections for HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales.

Three-hundred people at the yard will be working on making parts for the carriers for the next five years.

The bow section is being taken to Rosyth in Scotland where it will become part of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The carrier is due to enter service in 2016.

Shipwright Stuart Vanstone said: "This is a special moment for Appledore.

"It's very good for the morale of the yard."



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