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HMS Prince Of Wales

Aircraft Carrier - British Royal Navy United Kingdom

HMS Prince of Wales Aircraft Carrier British Royal Navy Technical Data 925 001

Description

HMS Prince of Wales (R09) has been ordered as the second ship in the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carriers to stock the British Royal Navy beginning in 2020 (the lead ship being HMS Queen Elizabeth). With the official defense contract in place on July 3rd, 2008, HMS Prince of Wales was formally ordered for construction on May 20th, 2008 and her keel was laid down on May 26th, 2011.

HMS Prince of Wales (R09) Aircraft Carrier variants:

HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)


Technical Data

Weapon Systems
 Main armament 20mm "Phalanx" Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS);
30mm Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS)
 Torpedoes  NA
 Auxiliary Armament  NA
 Missiles  NA
 Counter-Measures  NA
Engines/Propulsion
Engines

2 x Rolls-Royce Marine Trent MT30 gas turbines developing 48,000 horsepower each;
2 x Wartsila diesel generators of 15,000 horsepower each;
2 x Wartsila diesel generators of 12,000 horsepower each;

Speed  27 knots
Range  9,999 nautical miles
Onboard Equipment
Sensors Ultra Electronics Series 2500 Electro-Optical System (EOS);
  • Glide Path Camera (GPC)
Radars 

Type 997 Artisan 3D medium-range radar;
S1850M long-range radar


Specifications

Dimensions Displacement
Length:
932 ft (284.07 m)
Width / Beam:
239.4 ft (72.97 m)
Height / Draught:
36 ft (10.97 m)
72,300 tonnes
Aircraft Crew
40+ 1450
Aircraft Carried Date of service
Lockheed F-35B "Lightning II" strike fighters;
Boeing CH-47 "Chinook" transport helicopters;
Boeing AH-64 "Apache" attack helicopters;
AgustaWestland HM.2/HC;
4 "Merlin" transport helicopters;
Westland HMA.2/AH.1 "Wildcat" medium-lift / utility helicopters;
2019
Country Manufacturer Country operators
United kingdom United Kingdom

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