Bahrain: Military Bases:Written question - 20811

Asked by Andrew Gwynne
(Denton and Reddish)
Asked on: 04 January 2016
Ministry of Defence
Bahrain: Military Bases
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether further work will be required at HMS Jufair to make it capable of hosting the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier.
Answered by: Penny Mordaunt
Answered on: 11 January 2016

Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) carriers will be able to utilise the Mina Salman Support Facilities whilst at anchor in the vicinity of the port in Bahrain. However, due to draught constraints QEC carriers will not be able to berth directly alongside the Mina Salman Support Facility itself.

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