Scuppered! British aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales worth £ 3.1 billion has suffered a 3-foot water leak in its engine room – the second flood in the last five months
- The HMS Prince of Wales suffered a leak in the engine room of the 3.1 billion pound ship
- It is the second time the new aircraft carrier has suffered a leak this year
- Members of the ship's crew filmed the water flowing into the compartment
- None of the ship's crews were injured
Britain's newest aircraft carrier flooded to a depth of 3 feet after a water leak in the engine room.
It is the second time the HMS Prince of Wales – a state-of-the-art ship valued at £ 3.1 billion – has been flooded in the past five months.
Footage filmed by crew members showed water bubbling down stairs and sinking electrical cabinets and pipes.
A water leak resulted in three feet of flooding aboard HMS Prince of Wales [Figure], although none of the ship's crews were injured
One of the seafarers can say, “This is deep. Oh s ***. That's a meter above the ground. & # 39; Marine sources confirmed that the water was at least 3 feet deep at one point and flooded an engine room. No one was injured in the incident and the Royal Navy is investigating the exact cause of the leak.
An internal system developed a bug that caused the flood on board the 65,000-ton warship when it was in the home port of Portsmouth Naval Base on Thursday.
It is the second time the warship has developed a leak. In May, a video appeared of water flowing through the ceiling into a living area.
It will be understood that most of the water from the recent leak has now been removed and placed in a storage container before being pumped out to a barge. A Royal Navy spokesman said an investigation into the leak has been initiated but the extent of the damage is still under investigation.
It is the second time in five months that a flood problem has occurred on board the ship
"Following a problem with an internal system on HMS Prince of Wales, the shipping company removed water from one of the ship's compartments," he said. "Nobody has been injured and an investigation into the cause of the problem is ongoing."
In January, more than 100 seafarers had to leave the ship and spend the night on her sister ship, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, after the HMS Prince of Wales suffered a power outage in the Port of Portsmouth. Sources accused a problem with its generators and electrical fuse.
And in July of last year, the HMS Queen Elizabeth had to abandon brief sea attempts after a seal broke, which caused a large amount of water to flow out of a pipe and flood through several decks.
The ship's then-in-command, Captain Steve Moorhouse, said that in his experience, leaks were a "weekly" problem for warships.
In 2017, HMS Queen Elizabeth had to repair millions of pounds after it was discovered that a faulty seal on a propeller shaft was leaking 200 liters of seawater per hour.
The identical aircraft carriers – built in Scotland for £ 6.2 billion – are the largest and most powerful ships in the Navy of all time. They are meant to serve the country for the next 50 years.
In Britain's most powerful warship, the HMS Queen Elizabeth
With a length of 280 meters, a lifespan of half a century and a flight deck of four acres, the HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most powerful warship in Britain ever built.
Here are the facts and figures behind the ship, which officially entered service with the Royal Navy on December 7, 2017
The HMS Queen Elizabeth pictured weighs around 65,000 tons and has a top speed of 25 knots and a four-acre flight deck
- The aircraft carrier weighs 65,000 tons and has a top speed of over 25 knots.
- A number of shipyards across the country were involved in the construction – including Govan and Scotstoun in Glasgow, Appledore in Devon, Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, Wirral, A&P on the Tyne in Newcastle and Portsmouth.
- A total of 10,000 people worked on the construction of the ship, gathered in sections at shipyards across the UK and transported to Rosyth, Fife, where it was assembled.
- It is the second ship in the Royal Navy to be named Queen Elizabeth.
- The ship has a crew of around 700, which will increase to 1,600 when a full number of F-35B jets and Crowsnest helicopters are embarked.
- There are 364,000 meters of pipe in the ship, and it measures 56 meters from the keel to the mast head, four meters more than Niagara Falls.
- On-board facilities include a chapel, medical center, and 12-bed ward with general practitioners, a nurse, and medical assistants, as well as a dentist and dental assistant.
- There are also five gyms on the warship, including a cardiovascular suite, two weight rooms, and a boxing hall.
- Regular fitness circuit meetings and sports activities such as basketball and tug of war take place in the hangar and on the flight deck. Weights and other items are stored on the flight deck ramp.
- The ship's captain was Angus Essenhigh
- There are five galleys on the warship where food is cooked and who eat their meals on board every day. This includes two main galleys, the bridge mess and a refreshment bar for the crew.
- The on-board distribution network manages enough energy to supply 30,000 kettles or 5,500 family houses with electricity.
- The flight deck is 280 meters long and 70 meters wide and offers space for three soccer fields.
- The entire 700-strong ship company can be served a meal within 90 minutes and at action stations within 45 minutes.
- Crew recreational spaces include TVs and couches, as well as popular board games, including the traditional Royal Navy game of Uckers.
- Each of the two aircraft lifts on HMS Queen Elizabeth can move two fighter jets from the hangar to the flight deck in 60 seconds.
- The warship has a range of 8,000 to 10,000 nautical miles and has two propellers, each weighing 33 tons and with a combined output of 80 MW, sufficient to drive 1,000 family cars or 50 high-speed trains.