HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Harbour

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  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    The Royal Navy finally has a proper flat-top to play with once more. I nipped down to Portsmouth Royal Naval Dockyard at the weekend for a quick peek. It's not possible to get too close, but here are a few shots. Portsmouth is a historic dockyard which also contains the remains of the Mary Rose and of course HMS Victory as well as the remarkable HMS Warrior - well worth a visit.

    I used my X-Pro2 and the 18-135mm and 14mm lenses; an ideal combination for an outing such as this.

    HMS Queen Elizabeth. Note the blue ensign flying at her stern; this means that she is under control of the Admiralty but is not in active service - she has not been fully handed over yet.
    Portsmouth August 2017 HMS Queen Elizabeth 2.

    The distinctive twin islands.
    Portsmouth August 2017 HMS Queen Elizabeth 1.

    Island #2 - used for flight ops.
    Portsmouth August 2017 HMS Queen Elizabeth 3.
    Island #1 - used for navigation.
    Portsmouth August 2017 HMS Queen Elizabeth 4.

    The Mary Rose museum
    Portsmouth August 2017 Mary Rose Museum 1.

    A stern look from HMS Victory
    Portsmouth August 2017 HMS Victory 1.

    Ancient and modern. Steel walls and wooden, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Victory.
    Portsmouth August 2017 HMS Queen Elizabeth & HMS Victory 2.

    Victory and Queen Elizabeth
    Portsmouth August 2017 HMS Queen Elizabeth & HMS Victory 1.

    And finally, a bit of visual humour from Gunwharf Quays. I'm sure I can't be the first to spot this...
    Portsmouth August 2017 Spinnaker Tower.

    ...and a bit of mono.
    Portsmouth August 2017 Mary Rose Museum 1 mono.
     
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  2. Westender

    Westender FujiXspot Regular

    Nice series Bill!
     
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  3. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 7, 2016
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    Mike Gorman
    Nicely done Bill and super pictures of the "Big Liz"
     
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  4. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Excellent series.
     
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  5. bluzcity

    bluzcity FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    Love your photos and story telling Bill.
     
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