The British Royal Navy denies information about the likely sale of the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales

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The British Royal Navy denies information about the likely sale of the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales

The British Royal Navy may lose one of its two existing aircraft carriers; Britain, which once declared itself the “mistress of the sea,” is today unable to maintain a powerful fleet. As it turned out, without its colonies it immediately turned into an ordinary European country, but with great self-esteem.

The first rumors that the country's government was considering the option of removing the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales from the state balance appeared on February 29, the British press wrote about it. And although there was immediately a denial from the Royal Navy fleet, but there is no smoke without fire. The thing is that aircraft carriers are very expensive ships, both to build and to maintain. And Britain has two of them, and little money is allocated for military needs.



In addition, HMS Prince of Wales is undergoing repairs rather than performing its combat missions. As the British media have repeatedly reported, both aircraft carriers turned out to be very “raw”, they have constant problems with the propellers, as well as various other deficiencies. Against this background, information has emerged that the aircraft carrier could be sold or donated to some “friendly” country that has enough funds to maintain it. However, so far the military has denied these data.

These statements are categorically false. We are fully committed to the continued operation of both HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales

- said a spokesman for the Royal Navy.

It is worth noting that the UK has problems not only with aircraft carriers, but also with nuclear submarines, which should already be decommissioned due to their obsolescence, but this is not possible, since the program to build a new series of nuclear submarines has been delayed for several years. The incident with the launch of a Trident ICBM from a British submarine, when the missile crashed next to the nuclear submarine, clearly speaks about the state of the British fleet, so information about the sale of HMS Prince of Wales may be quite reliable.
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  1. +2
    3 March 2024 07: 55
    Let him be given to the chubby guys... a good target for training of the Russian Aerospace Forces
    1. +3
      3 March 2024 08: 14
      Quote: Yaro Polk
      Let them give it to the forelocks
      Better let them sell it wink
      1. 0
        3 March 2024 08: 16
        where does the money come from..ZE team has already stolen everything.
        1. +4
          3 March 2024 08: 17
          Quote: Yaro Polk
          where does the money come from..ZE team has already stolen everything.

          On credit. They'll give you the land wink
      2. +1
        3 March 2024 09: 16
        But who will buy it? It’s not seaworthy since new, it should be pulled ashore and used as a jump airfield, that’s what everyone is suggesting, somewhere near Kyiv.
        It’s difficult to drown him on the shore.
        1. +1
          3 March 2024 10: 57
          And what, a prince from Wales in the steppes of Ukraine! It sounds!
    2. 0
      3 March 2024 15: 54
      Yaro Polk
      Today, 07: 55
      Let him be given to the chubby guys... a good target for training of the Russian Aerospace Forces
      Get excited - check out the news! I mean, the whole point is that they are getting rid of Aviks too early? Look, you've seen enough of the GDP cartoons, the Faberges have gone to pieces, and soon the Americans will follow their example in getting rid of them. That's how much scrap metal the ship repair yards can recycle for free?
      Such cool goals for the rehearsals of our “Zirconium” will go to waste?
  2. +2
    3 March 2024 07: 58
    Britain, which once declared itself the “mistress of the sea,” is today unable to maintain a powerful fleet.
    What happened has passed, but the Anglo-Saxon ambition remains. And therefore, even with huge ambitions, you have to be content with reality
    Great Britain has problems not only with aircraft carriers, but also with nuclear submarines, which are already time to be written off due to their obsolescence, but this is not possible
    1. +4
      3 March 2024 08: 06
      Quote: rotmistr60
      What happened is past

      What a laugh it will be if they sell this aircraft carrier to the Indians!...
      Although, of course, it is no longer possible to humiliate Britain even more than with an Indian Prime Minister. If only the Beloved Raja from Byanpianmyanbrahmapur is put in the place of their big-nosed loser king...
  3. +1
    3 March 2024 08: 15
    The “Prince of Wales” faced a difficult ordeal; he had to navigate the Northern expanses until May. The Atlantic does not protrude beyond the North Cape.
  4. 0
    3 March 2024 08: 19
    The incident with the launch of a Trident ICBM from a British submarine, when the missile crashed next to the nuclear submarine, clearly speaks about the state of the British fleet, so information about the sale of HMS Prince of Wales may be quite reliable.
    That is, if a rocket launch fails, the aircraft carrier must be sold. Logic of course, atas. It is not surprising that the article is without authorship wassat
  5. 0
    3 March 2024 08: 27
    In addition, HMS Prince of Wales is undergoing repairs rather than performing its combat missions.
    Here at the dock, or on the pier, the rust will eat him up! good laughing You are following the right course, not comrade. impudent! laughing
    It’s possible, and it’s more environmentally friendly - You give a meter of shells for every meter of the bottom and sides! wassat
  6. +2
    3 March 2024 08: 38
    It's time to call ourselves Small Britain... or even Nano-Britain... except for British scientists who are studying the reproduction of earthworms in asphalt soil, there is not even any news and not even a plow lol
  7. -1
    3 March 2024 08: 57
    Quote: aszzz888
    In addition, HMS Prince of Wales is undergoing repairs rather than performing its combat missions.
    Here at the dock, or on the pier, the rust will eat him up! good laughing You are following the right course, not comrade. impudent! laughing
    It’s possible, and it’s more environmentally friendly - You give a meter of shells for every meter of the bottom and sides! wassat

    Everyone is kidding! Everyone's having fun. Just look how many aircraft carriers we have, and how long they are under repair? And how much money is pumped out for this. crying Our naval pilots are losing their skills, and the air wing can only fly from ground airfields. We need to put things in order, and then they laugh at others! what hi
  8. +1
    3 March 2024 09: 58
    Well, such conversations circulated even during the construction process. First. they wanted not to complete construction, but the cost of dismantling already exceeded the cost of completion. Then they wanted to rebuild it into a helicopter carrier, to replace the Ocean. Then sell. And only in the end they decided to finish building it and keep it for themselves. However, given that the Britons plan to have one air group for two aircraft carriers, then in general - yes, a second aircraft carrier is not really needed. Especially when the French complete construction of their promising normal aircraft carrier.
  9. 0
    3 March 2024 15: 43
    They would give it to Ukraine and give it a barrel of jam and a box of cookies in addition.
  10. 0
    3 March 2024 16: 26
    There in "Greed Britain"(Greedy Britain) the turn has come to the Royal Air Force, which is immediately writing off 30 Eurofighter Typhoon 1st generation fighters.

    There was simply no money in the budget for 2024 for their maintenance and modernization.

    The number of Typhoon fighters is reduced to 107 combat units.

    They have another 48 F-35 fighters. Now, due to a lack of money, additional orders for the F-35 are being urgently reviewed.

    But London still has money for the joint creation with Japan of a new Tempest fighter as a competitor to the F-35. But which may appear no earlier than 2035.

    In addition to lack of money, the Royal Air Force is desperately short of pilots. This is how the idea of ​​gender, racial and inclusive equality, widely propagated by Satanists and actively implemented in society, came back to haunt them - equal access to everything for everyone, regardless of professional qualities.

    Now, not only will there be no one to fly, but there will be nothing to use.

    This is exactly reminiscent of the situation with the Royal Navy, where two destroyers were scrapped due to lack of personnel.

    Maybe the same problem did not pass by the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales?
  11. 0
    3 March 2024 17: 38
    And who can they sell this crap to?
  12. +1
    4 March 2024 00: 15
    Find the Bolt Cutter! He recently wrote that they have there
    in England, a medium-sized restaurant brings in 7 million pounds
    income per year. Let him make a floating tavern out of it.
    There is room for a jazz band, and a dance floor to envy.

    And let anyone go there for a spot.
    To push a bull into a cannon.

    There is also a former Russian Defense Minister available.
    A very effective manager. soldier