On the move: charting the journey of HMS Prince of Wales’ command centre

A timelapse video featuring the command centre of the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has been released by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance.

The film charts its journey from its construction hall in Govan, Glasgow to the under-construction carrier in Rosyth dockyard, near Edinburgh.

Installation of the 680-tonne command centre, or Forward Island, is the latest step in the work to deliver the second of the Royal Navy’s largest-ever warships.

At 280m long and 56m tall, each QEC-class carrier will displace more than 65,000 tonnes of water when at sea, and the Forward Island is a key part of all operations.

As the main hub of the ship it contains the bridge and about 100 vital mission systems compartments.

The Aircraft Carrier Alliance is a partnering relationship between industry and the UK Ministry of Defence.

The Forward Island, from where HMS Prince of Wales will be commanded was carefully loaded on to a barge in Glasgow ahead of its journey to Rosyth.ward Island, from where HMS Prince of Wales will be commanded was carefully loaded on to a barge in Glasgow a
The Forward Island, from where HMS Prince of Wales will be commanded was carefully loaded on to a barge in Glasgow ahead of its journey to Rosyth