Chris Terrill

How to Build an Aircraft Carrier

How to Build an Aircraft Carrier

The incredible story behind HMS Queen Elizabeth, the 60,000 ton star of BBC2’s THE 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.