Irving Shipbuilding Incorporated
|Operators:||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Preceded by:||HMCS Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier|
|Length:||325 m (1,066 ft)|
|Draught:||11 m (36 ft)|
|Decks:||18,800 m2 (195,000 sq ft)|
Total Power: 142,898 kW (194,287 HP)
|Speed:||+27 Knots (31 mph; 50 km/h)|
|Range:||12,000 nautical miles (13,809 mi; 22,200 km)|
|Aircraft Carried:||Tailored air group of up to 80 fixed-wing aircraft:
|Aviation facilities:||one large flight deck, a Hangar below deck, two sizeable aircraft lifts, two aircraft catapults.|
The HMCS Super Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier supercarriers are a class of five supercarriers being built for the Royal Canadian Navy. With a overall lenght of 325 metres and with a tonnage of 93 000 tons standard (105,000 tons deep load), they are the largest capital ships ever in the Royal Canadian Navy being built by Canada (and even larger than the UK:s largest supercarriers of the Super Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier). A ship of this class carry 75 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. The Royal Canadian Navy is the only operator in the Americas who operates very large aircraft carriers very similar in size to the nuclear-powered supercarriers operated by the United States Navy, and it is the fifth largest supercarrier operator in the world (after the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of the Soviet Union, United States, Russian Federation and the United Kingdom).
This class forms part of the very powerful Royal Canadian Naval Aviation of the Royal Canadian Navy with a strenght of 1,000+ fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, giving Canada the status as a military superpower.