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Digital Subscriptions > Argyllshire Advertiser > 29th December 2017 > Naval gazing

Naval gazing

Sir, The recent leak on the new British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is utterly irrelevant to the vessel’s future. Whilst the leakage has sensationally been quoted as 200 litres per hour, that’s only 44 gallons per hour. I’ve bailed more out of a rowing boat.

More importantly, the vessel was designed 20 years ago and is clearly not fit for modern warfare, with its ancient computers even running an elderly version of Windows for warships. The aircraft, which will not arrive for several years, will also be built to similarly antiquated designs.

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