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2007 - Building of Two New Aircraft Carriers Announced

25th July. Ministry of Defence confirmed the building of the two proposed super aircraft carriers to be named Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales at a cost of £3.8 billion, parts of which will be built in the Vosper Thornycroft shipbuilding complex at Portsmouth.

It was also announced that the two ships will be based at Portsmouth, so securing the Naval Base as Home of the Fleet.