The ship weighs a staggering 65,000 tonnes and cost GBP 3.1bln to build. The ship is 920 ft in length and has nine decks covering 16,000 m2 (170,000 sq ft). She is named after Elizabeth the first and is the second ship to carry the name – the first was a World War One battleship. There are more than 700 crew are onboard, from seamen to aircraft engineers, dentists to force protection. The oldest crew member is 58 and the youngest 17 although the average age is in the early twenties. The huge warship’s construction along with its sister ship HMS Prince Of Wales is the most expensive in navy history costing GBP 6.2bln.
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