HMS Prince of Wales

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10 May 2023.

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To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that equipment has been taken from HMS Prince of Wales to be fitted to HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

It is common practice in modern navies for equipment to be transferred amongst ships of the same class to allow ships to remain operationally available. This ensures the Royal Navy meets all its operational commitments.

For reasons of operational security, it would be inappropriate to comment on the specifics of equipment transfer.

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