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Aircraft Carriers

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th November 2014.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

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

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

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

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