HMS Prince of Wales has sailed under the three Forth bridges as she leaves Rosyth.
It was a foggy farewell for the Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier on Sunday afternoon.
The 65,000 tonne vessel has remained at anchor off Rosyth since leaving the dockyard, where she was assembled, on September 19.
HMS Prince of Wales – second of two aircraft carriers built at Rosyth Fife sails under the famous Forth Rail Bridge this afternoon pic.twitter.com/0sUVf0vf1i
— Neil Henderson (@C_NHenderson) September 22, 2019
Conditions had to be right to allow the ship, the sister vessel of HMS Queen Elizabeth, to pass under the iconic bridges.
To get under the Victorian Forth Bridge her mast has to be lowered, giving less than two metres of clearance.
— QEClass Carriers (@QEClassCarriers) September 22, 2019
HMS Prince of Wales is embarking on nine weeks of sea trials before arriving at her home port of Portsmouth later this year.