Naval personnel on board the UK’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth have been brightening up below decks.
An artistic marine engineer has made a piece of apparatus inside the £6bn warship look like a Despicable Me Minion.
The ship recently set sail for the first time from Rosyth dockyard and is currently on sea trials in the Cromarty firth – it can be tracked online here.
The Aircraft Carrier Alliance said the paintwork followed a long navy tradition of sailors personalising ships.
A spokesman said: “HMS Queen Elizabeth will be home to her ship’s company for months at a time and this is a real example of how they’re really enjoying being on board and establishing their working and living routines whilst we undertake contractor sea trials.
“HMS Queen Elizabeth is making progress through her sea trials programme, which is designed to test the full spectrum of her vast and complex systems.
“We fully anticipate this will identify areas for improvement that will be addressed at sea, during a number of routine port stops or as part of the planned engineering period.”