HMS Queen Elizabeth step closer to operations with transatlantic training

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the nation’s future flagship, will deploy in late summer for the eastern seaboard of the US, including a port visit in the Washington area where she will host the Atlantic Future Forum.

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She still made her way back to Portsmouth under her own power though, and was able to launch the embarked Merlin HM2, Merlin HC4, Apache and Chinnok helicopters, so she is far from crippled.

I think the media management has been questionable though - for example the sudden lack of updates on her Twitter feed: HMS Queen Elizabeth (@HMSQNLZ) | Twitter

She had achieved most of her training objectives: