HMS Prince of Wales

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th October 2017.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMS Prince of Wales has been designed to operate in littoral waters.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers have been designed to operate as part of a Maritime Task Group in both the Carrier Strike and Littoral Manoeuvre roles, offering a significant basing option for the projection of air and amphibious power.

For operational security reasons, we do not comment on specific capabilities, as this would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

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