Thousands are expected to line the Pier Head to see the 65,000 tonne warship when it docks at Liverpool Cruise Terminal this Friday 28th February.
Nearly 13,000 free tickets to board the aircraft carrier were given away online within an hour of them going live. However don’t worry for those who have missed out on tickets, you will still be able to feel part of the event as there will be a range of activities happening on the quayside to give you a Royal Navy (RN) experience.
You can have a go on the inflatable challenge bungy run or try out the army fitness or masterchef challenge.
There will also be unarmed combat and weapons displays from the Royal Marines commando recruiting team as well as RM offshore raiding craft (ORC) and enjoy entertainment from HM Royal Marines Band although a number of these displays are weather dependent.
The Royal Navy Village on the waterfront will see the navy with our other armed services and you will be to see a RN dive tank, RN aircraft including a Lynx, Gazelle and Typhoon, plus RN, RAF & Army mobile outreach vehicles.
Facts About HMS Prince Of Wales
HMS Prince of wales is one of the most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK.
Her flight deck is 70 metres wide and 280 metres long – enough space for three football pitches – and she holds 45 days’ worth of food in stores.
She will have a crew complement (minimum crew) of around 700, increasing to around 1,600 with aircraft onboard.
HMS Prince of Wales’ size and scope is awe-inspiring – she can embark 36 F-35B and four Merlin Helicopters.
Facts & figures
- 65,000 weight in tonnes
- 40 helicopters can be carried and embarked
- 700 crew members
HMS Prince of Wales’ crew will have an expansive range of skills, so she will be able to meet the widest range of tasks around the world, including:
- Humanitarian relief, saving lives across the seven seas
- High intensity war fighting
- Fighting terrorism