HMS Prince of Wales in numbers

The UK’s newest aircraft carrier is the biggest ship in the fleet. Here we take a look at the sheer scale of the HMS Prince of Wales.

HMS Prince of Wales is the Royal Navy's second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier. Image: Crown Copyright / MOD

HMS Prince of Wales is 284m long – that’s 19 F-35 jets parked nose to tail

Two Type 23 Frigates could fit in the hangar side by side...

...and two Chinooks can fit on the lifts

The ship has space for 36 F-35 jets and four helicopters

The carrier has a range of 10,000 nautical miles. That's about three times the width of the Atlantic Ocean

HMS Prince of Wales can fly over 72 sorties per day

40 Chefs work onboard the carrier in 5 Galleys. on a full deployment they would serve meals to 1400 crew members four times a day