Removal of Seafastenings of HMS Queen Elizabeth Hull Sections

The final and largest hull section for HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived at Rosyth and we are providing labour to remove the seafastenings securing the section to the transport barge. This will take around six twelve hour shifts prior to the barge being ‘sunk’ and the 11,400 tonne section floated off to be joined together with the other sections previously delivered.

The transportation barge will then be raised and the extensive steel grillage removed and the deck completely cleared by oxy acetylene gouging.

George Brown & Sons have been providing labour for the aircraft carrier project since the arrival of the initial sections two years ago.