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Britain’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales breaks down after sailing

Britain’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales breaks down after sailing

The Royal Navy’s newest £3bn ($3.5bn) aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales broke down off the coast of England shortly after sailing from Portsmouth.

It is noted that the ship left on Saturday, August 28, in the direction of the United States to participate in joint exercises with the US and Canadian military. A Royal Navy spokesman told the publication that there was a mechanical problem. He did not specify what kind of damage he was talking about. The aircraft carrier is currently anchored off the Isle of Wight in the English Channel.


According to unofficial data, the ship’s right propeller shaft could have been damaged. As the newspaper notes, the repair of the aircraft carrier may take several days. After that, HMS Prince of Wales will continue to move to the other side of the Atlantic. The ship is expected to be used for training flights from its deck of F-35 aircraft and UAVs.


In 2020, the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales was sent for extensive repairs after water entered the engine room. Then the aircraft carrier’s fire extinguishing system failed, due to which tons of water flooded the engine room and the ship’s power supply systems throughout the day.