HMS Prince of Wales in pictures: Royal Navy’s second Scottish-built carrier takes shape
Once completed next year, Fife-built HMS Prince Wales will be handed over to the Royal Navy and fit for front-line duties around the globe from the year 2023.
The aircraft carrier - described as one of the most advanced warships ever constructed for the UK armed forces - is currently under construction at BAE Systems in Rosyth, Fife – and these pictures show how she is progressing.
5. 10,000 mile nautical range
The carrier will have a nautical range of 10,000 miles and is 280 metres in lenght: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
The carrier's design emphasises flexibility, with accommodation for 250 Royal Marines and the ability to support them with attack helicopters and troop transports up to and larger than Chinook size. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire