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  • Published: 20 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405942539
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

How to Build an Aircraft Carrier

The Incredible Story of the Men and Women Who Brought Britain's Biggest Warship to Life




The enthralling story of the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy's largest ever warship.

65,000 tons. 280 metres long. A flight deck the size of sixty tennis courts. HMS Queen Elizabeth in the biggest ship in the Royal Navy's history.

But it's her ship's company of 700, alongside an air group of 900 air and ground crew that are Big Lizzie's beating heart. From before the first steel of her hull was cut, Chris Terrill has enjoyed unprecedented access to Queen Elizabeth and the men and women who have brought her to life.

How to Build an Aircraft Carrier tells the story of Britain at her best: innovative, confident, outward-looking and world beating.

  • Published: 20 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405942539
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Chris Terrill

Chris Terrill is a documentary maker and writer, as well as a photographer. Chris is the first and only civilian (and oldest at 55) to pass the gruelling Royal Marines Commando tests, which he details in his book Commando. He lives in Bermondsey, London.

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