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R09 HMS Prince of Wales

UK Royal Navy

IMO: 4907907
MMSI: 235118002
Flight Deck: P
Call Sign: GPWS


History of UK HMS Prince of Wales R09

2011-may-26Laid downLaid down Kvaerner (Govan) first steel cut (at Govan) for the 52 modules, making up the whole vessel.
2015-jun-30NEWSUKHMD Portsmouth Portsmouth Harbour To Be Dredged For QEC Carriers
2015-dec-10 HMD Rosyth final, (aft island) structural module departed BAE Systems Glasgow. Took southern route via English Channel and arrived 20 Dec, for assembly and integration at Rosyth.
2017-sep-09 HMD Rosyth Naming ceremony with Duchess of Rothesay (aka Duchess of Cornwall) at Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Rosyth
2017-dec-21LaunchedLaunched Floated out of dry dock at Rosyth, for completion of fitting out.
2019-sep-22TrialsTrials Departed Rosyth for 1st sea trials
2019-sep-23AircraftAircraft 1st deck landing by 820 NAS Merlin HM.2 ZH856 as Dolphin 14.
2019-nov-16HomeportHomeport HMNB Portsmouth Arrived in HMNB Portsmouth, after sea trials were completed ahead of schedule.
2019-dec-10CommissionedCommissioned HMNB Portsmouth Commissioned at Portsmouth
2020-mar-06TrialsTrials Cruise Terminal Departed Liverpool for further trials
2021-junDeploymentDeployment assigned to 656 Squadron
At least 2x Apache from 656 Squadron (including ZJ226) embarked, departed towards end of Jun.
2021-jun-10DeploymentDeployment St Ives Bay G7 G7 Summit 2021 standing off Carbis Bay, with AAC Apache AH.1 embarked during G7 Summit in Cornwall
2021-jul-07Port VisitPort Visit GI Gibraltar Harbour first overeas port visit to Gibraltar, departed 11 Jul.
2022-mar-06DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for Exercise Cold Response 22.
2023-oct-22NEWS HMS Prince of Wales in East Coast Deployment
2024-feb-12DeploymentDeployment HMNB Portsmouth Steadfast Defender departed Portsmouth after fault in HMS Queen Elizabeth prevented her from attending Ex Steadfast Defender 2024, off Norway.
2024-feb-16AircraftAircraft some extra personnel delivered to the carrier by Chinook ZA683 of RAF 27 Sq.
2024-feb-19AircraftAircraft Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024 embarked 9x Merlin from 820 NAS and 3x Wildcat from 847 NAS (and 8 F-35 of RAF 617 Sq while in North Sea), prior to proceeding for Ex Steadfast Defender 2024.
2024-mar-19Port VisitPort Visit NL Rotterdam Harbour visited Rotterdam on way home to Portsmouth

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Queen Elizabeth class
65000full load (tn)
280length (m)
70beam (m)
11draught (m)
10000range (nm)
25max speed (knots)
107000power (shp)

2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce MT30

3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

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