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    Rise of the Supercarrier

    S1 E1 Birth of a Giant

    Once completed, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the United Kingdom's largest warship, longer than three football fields and taller than Niagara Falls. But right now, she's months away from being seaworthy and battle ready. She and her crew must pass a series of grueling tests that will push the gargantuan vessel and her sailors to the breaking point. With exclusive and unprecedented access, we follow Captain Jerry Kyd and his 700 sailors as they acclimate themselves to a new life aboard Britain's first supercarrier.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most powerful warship ever built for Britain's Royal Navy. It's the product of 20 years of technical development, eight years of construction, and two years of crew assembly. She's almost capable of sailing into battle, but first the massive vessel and her crew must pass a series of grueling sea trials. With unprecedented access, this is a behind-the-scenes look at what makes this supercarrier so unique and an intimate portrait of the dedicated men and women who call her home.
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