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The Prince of Wales aircraft carrier handed over to the British fleet

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HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier officially handed over to the Royal Navy the fleet by manufacturers. It is assumed that the ceremonial commissioning of the ship will take place on December 10.

The pennant was created by the alliance of BAE Systems, Babcock and Thales. The Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier involved six British shipyards in the design and construction process. More than 10 thousand people were involved in the program of their creation.

The Prince of Wales, the second representative of this type, recently left for the first time at the home port - at the naval base in Portsmouth. In anticipation of the arrival of aircraft carriers, large-scale work was carried out here, during which the infrastructure was updated and improved: the pier was modernized, a new combined energy complex was created, and the combat stability of the base was improved. In total, more than £ 100 million was spent on these purposes.

As indicated, the power plant located here, consisting of three generators running on natural gas, is able to power 28 000 houses.

Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers are the largest and most powerful surface warships ever built in the UK.

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https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/
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  1. svp67
    svp67 10 December 2019 03: 44
    0
    Well, what can you wish for the "Nenashen thorn", all the more so for us threatening, only "a large ship, a large torpedo ... or a missile, but not one" in case of faq ... we already have in store
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 10 December 2019 07: 03
      +1
      Well, and a good depression at the bottom of the ocean, and that the ship and the depression quickly met! wassat
      1. svp67
        svp67 10 December 2019 11: 16
        0
        Quote: bessmertniy
        Well, and a good depression at the bottom of the ocean, and that the ship and the depression quickly met!

        Then the "Iceberg", yes, the first rank, more, but stronger ...
  2. Finches
    Finches 10 December 2019 03: 46
    +11
    All the same, it’s a little gnawing that Russia is not pulling the creation of prodigies of this class ... And, unfortunately, this is an indicator of how far Russia is still far from the USSR. That’s why, the phrase for Dmitry Anatolyevich is one of the many reasons that the country's population (ordinary people) is nostalgic for the departed Empire, and not because the grass was greener ...
    1. Comrade
      Comrade 10 December 2019 04: 12
      +9
      Quote: Finches
      this, unfortunately, is an indicator of how far Russia is still far from the USSR.

      The Soviet Union had an idea, and when there is an idea that is impossible for the country, it’s not enough.
      1. Finches
        Finches 10 December 2019 04: 15
        +8
        There are many ideas in Russia: for hard workers - to survive, for pensioners to survive, and, for example, for Chubais and others like him - to increase ... laughing (bitter joke).
        1. Maki Avellevich
          Maki Avellevich 10 December 2019 07: 38
          +3
          Quote: Finches
          There are many ideas in Russia: for hard workers to survive, for pensioners to survive, and, for example, for Chubais and others like him, to increase ... (a bitter joke).

          there are ideas of personality and there is society.
          the ideas of society, when there are, turn into transpersonal ideas. that is, they are confronted with the ideas of one person taken (by him).
          ideas of society are movement in advance, progress, enthusiasm. (ask those who lived in times of great ideas and they will say that they aren’t white, but it was interesting to live)
          and when there are only personal interests, the society disintegrates into monads.
          1. Finches
            Finches 10 December 2019 08: 20
            +2
            You tell attributed truths, thank you! But this is exactly what I had in mind - Russia, now it’s just a set of monads artificially restrained by historical memory!
    2. Same lech
      Same lech 10 December 2019 05: 00
      -4
      Well, tell me why England is an aircraft carrier ... against Russia it is a useless expensive toy.
      Maintaining is expensive ... there are no worthy uses for its intended purpose.
      They made an expensive military toy for ambition, and what should I do with it now? ... only money from the budget wasted on her.
      Well, if only to load jobs in the economy of England ... well, that's another story.
      1. Sergey39
        Sergey39 10 December 2019 05: 06
        +1
        They rent them to the United States.
      2. Vitaly L
        Vitaly L 10 December 2019 05: 06
        +1
        Good afternoon. So they (Great Britain) plan to transfer for use the United States, their aircraft carriers, t. K. They themselves can not support them.
      3. Avior
        Avior 10 December 2019 05: 08
        +4
        Word for word it was said in England before the Falklands
        The aircraft carriers were going to write off, but did not have time - the Argentines did not have the mind to wait a bit
        1. bessmertniy
          bessmertniy 10 December 2019 07: 07
          0
          The British simply can not accept that the greatness of their fleet is already in the past. They no longer need aircraft carriers in order to fight, but to maintain the image of the nation.
          1. Looking for
            Looking for 10 December 2019 18: 00
            0
            like a Russian one. though and bitter. but true.
      4. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 10 December 2019 11: 41
        +3
        "Tell me why England needs an aircraft carrier" ///
        ----
        Because England is an island, sir hi
        1. Fat
          Fat 10 December 2019 12: 57
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          "Tell me why England needs an aircraft carrier" ///
          ----
          Because England is an island, sir hi

          England is a country in the southeast of the island of Great Britain, part of the United Kingdom, Wales to the west, Scotland to the north, and Northern Ireland, on another island, next to it))). And everywhere shipyards are built ..
      5. Lone gunman
        Lone gunman 10 December 2019 12: 36
        0
        Great Britain is an empire! An aircraft carrier ... at least to "sail" to its overseas territories, for example, there is an island like Australia.
    3. Same lech
      Same lech 10 December 2019 08: 28
      0
      Zhiva will not die. smile
      When King asked what Gilday would do, being the commander of the newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, when the Zircon state-of-the-art aircraft arrived from Murmansk,
      the brave vice admiral replied:
      "I'll defend myself as best I can, sir!"


      https://inosmi.ru/inoblog/20191210/246397277.html
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 December 2019 04: 29
    +2
    Of course, the fact that a potential enemy puts an aircraft carrier in operation cannot please. But it doesn’t upset too much, because each country seeks to increase its military capabilities. I hope that the strengthening of the Russian Navy will also continue.
    The program for their creation involved more than 10 thousand people.
    10 thousand people had permanent jobs, which obviously only pleased them.
  4. certero
    certero 10 December 2019 05: 09
    -5
    An excellent target for our "daggers"
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 10 December 2019 05: 28
    0
    Well, the British seem to be willing to rent it! So, let them place f35 aircraft on it, and then they will lease it to the Turks! Congress with the senate of the usa from the anger toad will completely strangle! !!
  6. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 10 December 2019 09: 30
    0
    Two towers, why should he?
  7. Saboteur Holuy
    Saboteur Holuy 10 December 2019 11: 36
    0
    The Britons now have a really powerful fleet!
  8. Ponchik78
    Ponchik78 10 December 2019 12: 42
    0
    Well, it's not aircraft carriers)