HMS Prince of Wales receives first sea-going Captain

Commodore Stephen Moorhouse has taken over command of the UK’s second new plane provider HMS Prince of Wales.

Captain Moorhouse would be the first sea-going captain of HMS Prince of Wales, which is predicted to depart Rosyth in late 2019 for contractor sea trials.

Captain Moorhouse mentioned:

“I’m delighted to imagine command of HMS Prince of Wales at this thrilling time as we put together the ship to enter service. She is going to function of the centre of a Maritime Activity Group that can help the UK’s various diplomatic, safety and financial pursuits across the globe.”

The Royal Navy say in a information launch that the hand-over from an Engineering Senior Naval; Officer to a Warfare Commanding Officer is a serious milestone within the ship’s construct programme; Captain Moorhouse takes over from Captain Ian Groom who has spent greater than two years main the engineering marvels of the development of the ship.

Trying again at his time with the ship, Captain Groom mentioned:

“I’ve loved my tenure as Senior Naval Officer for HMS Prince of Wales immensely and I’m vastly happy with all the pieces we have now achieved. My handover of command to Captain Moorhouse marks the beginning of a brand new part that can see him working along with the Plane Service Alliance to take HMS Prince of Wales to sea and subsequently into service.”

Sir Simon Lister, ACA Managing Director mentioned:

“I want to thank Captain Ian Groom for his modern, enthusiastic and steadfast work as Senior Naval Officer, HMS Prince of Wales. Ian has been a key member of my senior group, main the very important integration of the ship’s firm into the Plane Service Alliance.

The arrival of Captain Steve Moorhouse, each because the Admiralty Trials Grasp and Commanding Officer, additional strengthens our group as we acquire momentum in direction of sea trials for HMS Prince of Wales. I warmly welcome Steve, and stay up for working carefully with him as we collectively full and set to work his ship.”

The Royal Navy additionally level out that Captain Moorhouse has beforehand commanded Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Severn in waters across the UK shoreline and her sister ship HMS Clyde within the South Atlantic, Kind 23 frigate HMS Lancaster and helicopter assault ship HMS Ocean.

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