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The Prince Of Wales Begins the Maiden Sea Trials

The Prince Of Wales Begins the Maiden Sea Trials 19 September, 2019

The British Royal Navy's second aircraft carrier, the Queen Elizabeth-class Prince of Wales (R09), begins sea trials eight years first steel cut. In the official Twitter account for the platform, Prince of Wales will start sea trials today.  The UK’s newest £3.1 billion aircraft carrier is scheduled to depart Rosyth Dockyard. At 280-metres long and weighing 65,000 tonnes, she will squeeze out into the Firth of Forth for her maiden voyage and will be tested in areas including speed and propulsion. Captain Darren Houston, who was second in command of sister ship the Queen Elizabeth, will be at the helm. The two Elizabeth class aircraft carriers will be used for work ranging from high-intensity fighting to humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

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