HMCS Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier

HMCS Queen Elizabeth,the leadship of the class.

Class overview

Irving Shipbuilding Incorporated

Operators: Royal Canadian Navy
Preceded by: HMCS Majestic class aircraft carrier
Succeeded by: HMCS Super Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier
In commission: 2003-Present
In service: 2003-Present
Building: 0

HMCS Queen Elizabeth

HMCS Prince of Wales

HMCS Duke of Edinburgh

HMCS Magnificent

Completed: 4
Active: 4
Laid up: 0
Retired: 0
Scrapped: 0
General characteristics
Type: Supercarrier

90,000 tonnes (89,000 long tons) standard

95,000 tonnes (94,000 long tons) full load

Length: 300 m
Beam: 40 m (waterline)75 m overall
Draught: 11 m (36 ft)
Decks: 17,000 m2 (180,000 sq ft)
Speed: +25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km; 12,000 mi)
Capacity: 1,650
Complement: 800
Sensors andprocessing systems:

Phalanx CIWS

30mm guns and mini-guns to counter asymmetric threats.

Aircraft carried:

Tailored air group of up to 75 fixed-wing aircraft:

Aviation facilities: one large flight deck, a Hangar below deck, two sizeable aircraft lifts, two aircraft catapults.

The HMCS Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier supercarriers are a class of supercarriers being built for the Royal Canadian Navy and are the first large aircraft carriers being built by Canada after own study and design for the Royal Canadian Navy since the recommission of the Canadian aircraft carriers in the late 1950s.