HMS PRINCE OF WALES floats out for the first time

Posted on Friday 23 March 2018

In an operation that started earlier this week, the dry dock was filled with water to allow HMS PRINCE OF WALES to float into the waters of the non-tidal basin for the first time. In a six hour operation, using nine tugs, she was then manoeuvred out of the dock with just two metres clearance at either side. HMS PRINCE OF WALES is now berthed at a nearby jetty, where the team will continue to outfit the ship and steadily bring her systems to life in preparation for sea trials in 2019.

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