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  • 29 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The second of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers, the future HMS Prine of Wales, now has a functional operations room – two months earlier than it was intially expected. The operations room will allow the crew of HMS Prince of Wales to watch for threats, track the movements of the carrier’s F-35B Lightning jets and […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Industry news

    The Duchess of Rothesay today pressed a button to formally name the UK’s second new carrier. The ship’s sponsor – better known south of the border as the Duchess of Cornwall – triggered the launch of a ten-year-old bottle of whisky from the Laphroaig distillery on the Isle of Islay and 65,000-tonne HMS Prince of […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The second of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales, has reached a milestone in her program with the arrival of her first dedicated senior naval officer, Captain Ian Groom, on May 23, 2016. As the title of senior naval officer suggests, Captain Groom is the Royal Navy’s man in charge of […]

  • 3 October 2016

    Britain’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, welcomed its first affiliates on September 21. The Senior Naval Officer of HMS Prince of Wales, Captain Ian Groom MBE, who is responsible for leading the men and women who will operate the 65,000 tonne ship said: “I am delighted to announce that HMS Prince of Wales […]

  • 18 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier, sailed into her homeport of Portsmouth for the first time on November 16. It is the second time in two years the city has welcomed one of the UK’s new carriers, following HMS Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in August 2017. Captain Darren Houston, the Commanding Officer […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has welcomed the first aircraft on its flight deck as it embarks on its maiden trials off the Scottish coast. Less than 24 hours after the ship sailed into open waters for the first time, a Merlin helicopter was guided safely into land on the […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Industry news

    A huge section of the hull for HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second aircraft carrier being delivered to the Royal Navy, on July 28th departed BAE Systems in Glasgow on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth where final assembly of the ship will take place.   The 8,000 tonne section, known as Lower Block 03, […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, currently being built by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance in Rosyth, has received the first twelve members of its crew. As the first ship’s company, the team will work alongside their industry partners over the coming years to learn about the ship, the equipment and the technological advances […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The front section of HMS Prince of Wales, weighing 26,500 tonnes, was skidded back with millimetre precision to the 11,200 tonne section of the rear of the carrier in Rosyth, Scotland. HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier under construction for the Royal Navy, is being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. The builders’ […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, currently under construction at Rosyth, Scotland, welcomed a royal visitor as The Prince of Wales, also known as The Duke of Rothesay, visited the ship for the first time June 21. The Prince of Wales gave the royal seal of approval as he signaled for the final structural […]

  • 12 September 2018

    Commodore Stephen Moorhouse has taken over command of the Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales which is being built in Scotland. The commodore, stepping up to the helm of one of the two biggest warships built for the Royal Navy, will assume the local rank of captain while in command, just as […]

  • 22 December 2017

    UK Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has been floated and moved to her fitting-out berth at Rosyth, the navy informed. In an overnight operation, sluices were opened and water gradually filled the dry dock, specially enlarged for the 65,000-tonne warship and her older sister HMS Queen Elizabeth. The next step is […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Construction of HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two new aircraft carriers for the UK Royal Navy, has moved forward with the docking of two of the ship’s largest hull sections – Lower Block 02 and Lower Block 03.   The movement of the blocks into the dock at Rosyth marks the beginning of […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier – the future HMS Prince of Wales – received its navigation bridge, five months ahead of schedule. The Aircraft Carrier Alliance which is in charge of constructing the two carriers said the delivery of the bridge was originally planned for March 2019. The Navigation Bridge is where […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMS Prince of Wales reaches milestone – largest section of the aircraft carrier has been floated onto River Clyde in Glasgow. Royal Navy’s future Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was rolled onto a barge from BAE Systems’ facilities in the early hours of August 2. According to STV News, the section (Lower Block 04) will contain accommodation, […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Staff at A&P Tyne in Hebburn have been working for 18 months on a project to build components for the HMS Prince of Wales on behalf of BAE Systems – one of two new-generation carriers currently being built for the Royal Navy. More than 3,500 tonnes of parts for the carrier – to be used […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two Royal Navy aircraft carriers, left the Rosyth Dockyard on the Forth to start sea trials. The ship left the yard on September 19 and reached the open sea on September 22 after passing the Forth crossings. In order to be able to reach the open sea under […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The future Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has taken fuel on board for the first time to test its systems. 500 tons of marine diesel – which represents 15 per cent of HMS Prince of Wales’ capacity according to the Royal Navy – have been pumped onto the carrier to test the tanks, […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The first of two huge gas turbines which will be the ship’s main powerplant has been lowered into place on Royal Navy’s HMS Prince of Wales. This is the first powerplant to be installed on the second of the nation’s new aircraft carriers. Fitted in the bowels of HMS Prince of Wales, this 120-tonne engine, […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Aircraft Carrier Alliance welcomed the largest section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier to Rosyth Dockyard last week, following its voyage from BAE Systems in Glasgow where it was built. Lower Block 04 is the largest hull section of HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two new aircraft carriers being constructed by the […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The second of the Royal Navy’s two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers has fired up her engines for the first time. Engineers aboard HMS Prince of Wales turned on the diesel generators ­in a milestone on the road to sending the 65,000-ton warship to sea in the second half of next year. In the bowels of […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    BAE Systems has started the operation of moving a giant segment of HMS Prince of Wales on to a waiting barge in Portsmouth.   It took a huge remote-controlled transporter with no fewer than 2,304 wheels, to inch Lower Block 02, part of the lower hull, out of the shed where it was constructed at BAE Systems’ Portsmouth facility. […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The most iconic section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier has been loaded out of its dock hall in Glasgow ahead of its first sea voyage to Rosyth. Upper Block 07 is where HMS Prince of Wales will be commanded atop the flight deck and is known as the Forward Island. As the main […]

  • 24 April 2015

    And she departs begin her delivery voyage down the Clyde and around the UK! As soon as the transportation team confirmed she is safe for sea voyage, the Forward Island of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier deployed on a five-day cruise to Rosyth where final assembly is taking place. The Forward Island contains the bridge and approximately 100 vital […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The forward section of Britain’s biggest future warship is now outwardly complete after engineers successfully attached the final part of HMS Prince of Wales’ bow. After some exact calculations to get the centre of gravity spot on, the 620-tonne block was raised by the enormous Goliath crane which dominates the north bank of the Forth […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The final sections of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier produced by Cammell Laird arrived at Babcock Rosyth Facilities in Fife on Thursday, September 3, following their voyage from Birkenhead. Centre Block 4 is the longest of the upper sections of hull of HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second of two new aircraft carriers […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The second of two Royal Navy aircraft carriers – HMS Prince of Wales – loaded first stores aboard in another step towards the ship’s maiden voyage. More than 62 tonnes of supplies – bandages, pots, pans, camp beds, pipe clamps, hoses, valves and firefighting equipment – have been moved on to the ship as the […]

  • 15 January 2016
    Equipment & technology

    The silhouette of the Royal Navy’s second new aircraft carrier is largely complete after her aft island was lifted into place. The enormous Goliath crane at Rosyth dockyard lifted the 750-tonne structure 25 metres in the air before manoeuvring it into place on the flight deck of HMS Prince of Wales. Looking almost like a […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited Scotland to see the progress being made in building the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. While visiting the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, in Rosyth, Mr Fallon met with the project team to discuss the build progress of the second carrier, HMS Prince of Wales. HMS Queen Elizabeth, which […]