Paint job for new Royal Navy carriers

Some of the 14 P2000 naval ships and three coastal forces heritage trust vessels that took part in exercises in the Solent this week

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THE navy’s biggest ships are due to get a new lick of paint.

The contract for painting new aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, which will be based in Portsmouth, has been handed out to Monitor Coatings of North Shields in Tyne & Wear. After two years of testing, the firm was given the contract for the flight decks.

Each ship has a flight deck of 19,500 square metres.

The firm will provide a non-skid, thermal gas wash resistant deck coating for the ships.

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