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    Posted: 20 Aug 2018 at 5:11pm

The future flagship of the Royal Navy, the 65,000-ton aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, isn’t scheduled to complete its first real deployment until 2021, but that hasn’t kept the Brits from ensuring one morale-boosting element is installed and ready for duty.

A new pub, known as the Queen’s Head, was christened last week aboard the Queen Elizabeth and will be available to officers and senior enlisted during the ship’s maiden transit of the Atlantic, a journey that began Aug. 18 and one that features two embarked U.S. F-35B Lightning II aircraft from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.

The Wiltshire-based Wadworth brewery, which created an ale specifically for the ship’s December 2017 commissioning — a beverage appropriately named “Carrier Ale” — was instrumental in bringing the pub to life.

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That's interesting since the British Navy eliminated the daily tot of rum many years ago.

This must be a onetime deal.
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The tot was eliminated in 1970.

Unrelated to the consumption of alcohol, including beer and whiskey, on RN Ships.

I've had cocktails on RN Submarines in port, as an example.
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Hosted an RN destroyer at PNSY in 87 or 88. They had tasty ale in their crew's mess. Scotch in the wierdroom (rumor).
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