Picture special: Aircraft carrier parts go Forth to multiply

THE bow sections of the first of Britain's new aircraft carriers pass beneath the Forth Bridge on their way to Rosyth.

The two sections were built at Babcock's yard in Devon and travelled by ocean-going barge yesterday.

Parts of the two Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers are being built at shipyards around the UK and transported to Rosyth, where the 65,000-tonne vessels will be put together.

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Bow sections of HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will be the first to be built, together weigh about 400 tonnes.