HMS Queen Elizabeth, 932 feet of the Royal Navy, visits New York

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HMS Queen Elizabeth, 932 feet of the Royal Navy, visits New York

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – The largest ship ever built for Britain's Royal Navy is visiting New York for a week.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier sailed to the port of New York on Friday carrying around 1,500 sailors.

Commander commander Jerry Kyd called the visit "very symbolic of the intimate relationship that the Royal Navy has with the US Navy and the Marine Corps".

The ship is anchored in view of the Statue of Liberty and can be seen by the commuters of Staten Island Ferry.

The 932-foot (284-meter) warship carries up to 60 planes.

British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson welcomed Queen Elizabeth to New York. He called the ship "a symbol of our commitment to our # safety and security of our allies" on Twitter.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's largest warship, still near Lower New York Bay, Saturday 20 October 2018, in New York. (AP Photo / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

The HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's largest warship, still near Lower New York Bay, Saturday 20 October 2018, in New York. (AP Photo / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

The HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's largest warship, still near Lower New York Bay, Saturday 20 October 2018, in New York. (AP Photo / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

A crew member walks on the flybridge of the HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's largest warship, on a visit to Lower New York Bay on Saturday 20 October 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

A crew member walks on the flybridge of the HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's largest warship, on a visit to Lower New York Bay on Saturday 20 October 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

A crew member walks on the flybridge of the HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's largest warship, on a visit to Lower New York Bay on Saturday 20 October 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

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