On 06 July 2017, Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth passed the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier in the Moray Firth, off the coast of Scotland.
The luxury cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth was on a 13-night cruise around the British Isle when it passed HMS Queen Elizabeth. Both vessel were christened by Her Majesty The Queen.
Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge, said: “It is a huge honour for myself and the crew of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to meet HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time. To share the sea with the Royal Navy’s lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier and the largest warship ever built for the UK is a pleasure and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Commander Kyd and his crew well with their sea trials.”
At 70,600 gross tonne, HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest warship ever built by the Royal Navy. In comparison the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth is 90,901 gross tonnes. The aircraft carrier will not be fully operation until 2020.