WATCH: Moving images of HMS Prince of Wales

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ROSYTH, -- Dockyard workers faced a weighty problem trying to manoeuvre HMS Prince of Wales into position in Rosyth.

The time lapse film shows the double docking of two of the aircraft carrier's largest hull sections.

At a combined weight of 14,000 tonnes, the LB02 and LB03 sections were docked down over a two day process at the dockyard.

The first of the aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was officially named by the Queen in July and is due to undergo sea trials in 2016.

The HMS Prince of Wales will also weigh 65,000 tonnes on completion and sea trials are pencilled in for the start of 2019.

Assembly is taking place in Rosyth and the carriers will be the UK's largest ever warships with a price tag of around £6 billion.

They are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a partnering relationship between BAE Systems, Thales UK, Babcock and the Ministry of Defence.


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