Prince of Wales

HMS Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales is the second of the new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier to be built for the UK.

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The Queen Elizabeth Class will be utilised by all three sectors of the UK Armed Forces and will provide eight acres of sovereign territory which can be deployed around the world. Both ships will be versatile enough to be used for operations ranging from supporting war efforts to providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

You can find more information about the Prince of Wales carrier at the Aircraft Carrier Alliance webpage (www.aircraftcarrieralliance.co.uk) – which has links to more up to date imagery, videos and data on the Carrier Programme. 

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Commanding Officer Steve Moorhouse

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Rank: Captain

Captain Steve Moorhouse was appointed as the first sea going Commanding Officer of HMS Prince of Wales in September 2018.

Although Captain Moorhouse remains a substantive Commodore, he will follow historical custom and routinely wear the rank of Captain Royal Navy in his role as Commanding Officer of HMS Prince of Wales.

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