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  • R09 HMS Prince of Wales

    UK Royal Navy




       



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


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    2015-jun-30NEWS UKHMD Portsmouth Portsmouth Harbour To Be Dredged For QEC Carriers

    History of UK R09 HMS Prince of Wales

    2015-dec-10HMD 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-9HMD Rosyth Naming ceremony (equivalent of Launch ?) with Duchess of Rothesay (aka Duchess of Cornwall) at Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Rosyth
    2017-dec-21Floated out of dry dock at Rosyth, for completion of fitting out.
    2019-sep-22TrialsDeparted Rosyth for 1st sea trials
    2019-sep-23Aircraft1st deck landing by 820 NAS Merlin HM.2 ZH856 as Dolphin 14.
    2019-nov-16HomeportHMNB Portsmouth Arrived in HMNB Portsmouth, after sea trials were completed ahead of schedule.
    2019-dec-10CommissionedHMNB Portsmouth Commissioned at Portsmouth
    2020-mar-6TrialsCruise Terminal Departed Liverpool for further trials
    2021-junDeployment assigned to 656 Squadron
    At least 2x Apache from 656 Squadron (including ZJ226) embarked, departed towards end of Jun.
    2021-jun-10DeploymentSt Ives Bay G7 G7 Summit 2021 standing off Carbis Bay, with AAC Apache AH.1 embarked during G7 Summit in Cornwall
    2021-jul-7Port VisitGIGibraltar Harbour first overeas port visit to Gibraltar, departed 11 Jul.

    Specifications

       

        from Queen Elizabeth class
    674crew
    250troops
    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

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy AW EH101 00
    UK Royal Navy AW Merlin HC.4 00
    UK Royal Navy AW Sea King ASaC.7 00

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK HMD Rosyth, Rosyth





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