Commodore Stephen Moorhouse has taken over command of the UK’s second aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, currently under build in Scotland.
The Commodore, stepping up to the helm of one of the two biggest warships built for the Royal Navy, will assume the local rank of captain while in command, just as his counterpart Commodore Jerry Kyd did on board the first of the Navy’s new carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth.
In his role rank, Captain Moorhouse will be the first sea-going captain of HMS Prince of Wales, which is expected to leave Rosyth in late 2019 for contractor sea trials.
Captain Moorhouse said, “I am delighted to assume command of HMS Prince of Wales at this exciting time as we prepare the ship to enter service. She will operate of the centre of a Maritime Task Group that will support the UK’s diverse diplomatic, security and economic interests around the globe.”
The 65,000-tonne ship is being fitted out in Rosyth and readying herself for her own bright future as her sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth visits the United States of America for the first time.
MOD Navy Press release 11/09/18
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