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HMS Prince of Wales
« on: September 08, 2017, 08:59:09 PM »

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Speaking ahead of the formal naming ceremony for the future HMS Prince of Wales on 8 September, Captain Ian Groom said the new carrier needed to be delivered to the navy during 2019 to allow the flight trails to continue while Queen Elizabeth is undertaking a scheduled period of certification inspections in dry dock.

“There is a further set of fixed-wing flying trials needed and HMS Prince of Wales has to carry them out,” he told Jane’s on 31 August. “HMS Queen Elizabeth’s re-certification period in 2019 means we need HMS Prince of Wales then.”

Senior naval sources told Jane’s they expected the entry into service of Prince of Wales to be more straightforward than for its sister ship. It does not require many of the first-of-class trials that are extending Queen Elizabeth’s entry into service. So after Prince of Wales is handed over, it will only require a short period of acceptance trials and then its crew will begin work-up training to allow it to reach an initial operating capability in 2020.

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Re: HMS Prince of Wales
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 03:26:35 AM »
IHS Jane's 360 - 12 September 2017

Second Royal Navy aircraft carrier named Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales , the Royal Navy's second future aircraft carrier, was officially named during a ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland, on 8 September.

The Royal Marines Band Service played on as the aircraft carrier was named on 8 September. Source: Crown Copyright