Transporting an Enormous Aircraft Carrier, Piece By Piece

BAE Systems has just published an amazing time lapse video showing how the largest section of Britain’s second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was tossed and towed to Rosyth Dockyard from the dock in Glasgow where it was built.


Lower Block 04 is the largest hull section of HMS Prince Of Wales, and the 11,200 tonne piece of steel contains the hangar, machinery space, mission systems compartments and accommodation. It was transported on a barge to the assembly site, and the 600 mile journey took more than five days. Now you can see it all crammed into a one-and-a-half minute video.



Sooooo... why not built these very large pieces near the place where they’ll be assembled...?