HMS Prince of Wales: Royal Navy carrier will not set sail from Portsmouth tomorrow

HMS Prince of Wales will not be leaving Portsmouth tomorrow as initially planned, the Royal Navy has announced.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 10:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 10:41 pm

For an unknown reason, the carrier’s departure has been postponed.

The 65,000 tonne warship was due to set sail at 1.50pm tomorrow, leaving Portsmouth Naval Base for the very first time.

A new departure date is yet to be announced.

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HMS Prince of Wales at Portsmouth Naval Base. Picture: Sarah Standing (030220-5222)

Prince of Wales is the largest warship ever built for the navy, being slightly heavier than her sister ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth.