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Aircraft Carriers

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL2405, tabled on 24 October 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect that HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will each proceed to sea under their own power for the first time.

Answered on

7 November 2014

Final equipment installation and system commissioning plans are currently being developed for both ships. We expect HMS Queen Elizabeth to proceed to sea under her own power for the first time in early 2017 and HMS Prince of Wales in early 2019.