The British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth leaked water and nearly drowned three crew members.

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 The British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth leaked water and nearly drowned three crew members.


Russia Today (RT) reported on the 10th that the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth left Portsmouth Naval Base last month for a five-week sea trial. However, due to the internal leakage of the carrier on the 9th, Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier had to return to base, several days ahead of schedule.

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Since then, a spokesman for the Royal Navy confirmed the carriers leak and described it as a minor problem with the internal system. After a minor problem with the internal system, the crew was asked to remove a small amount of water, the spokesman said. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

RT said that although the Royal Navy admitted that the carrier had eaten a small amount of water, according to media reports, the severity of the incident was much greater than what the Royal Navy said.

Source Chart: Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier

RT quoted a Force News report that sources revealed that the carrier had eaten more than 200 tons of sea water after a high-pressure pipeline rupture. The leak caused flooding of the ships multi-storey platforms, and three crew members were once in danger of drowning. A large amount of water has washed out the stairwell, and even caused some bulkheads to bend and deck to burst.

RT said that although 200 tons of water was not a big deal for a 280-metre-long 65,000-ton behemoth, the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth could still suffer long-term damage because of the corrosiveness of the sea water. In fact, although Queen Elizabeth had just entered the service in December 2017 and became Britains largest warship, it was not the first time that she had leaked water. According to Xinhua News Agency in December 2017, the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier had a problem with the seal of propeller transmission shaft during sea test. The rubber seal ring of one of the two propellers was not tight enough, resulting in seawater flowing into the ship with a leakage of 200 litres per hour. Its a serious problem. Source: WWW Author: Cui Tian is also responsible for editing: Su Honghong_NBJ9980

RT said that although 200 tons of water was not a big deal for a 280-metre-long 65,000-ton behemoth, the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth could still suffer long-term damage because of the corrosiveness of the sea water.

In fact, although Queen Elizabeth had just entered the service in December 2017 and became Britains largest warship, it was not the first time that she had leaked water. According to Xinhua News Agency in December 2017, the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier had a problem with the seal of propeller transmission shaft during sea test. The rubber seal ring of one of the two propellers was not tight enough, resulting in seawater flowing into the ship with a leakage of 200 litres per hour. Its a serious problem.