HMS Prince of Wales arriving into Portsmouth for the first time with tug SD Tempest
Navy

SD Tempest: Meet The Tug Tasked With Guiding Aircraft Carriers Home

The state-of-the-art boat is entrusted with bringing the UK's aircraft carriers safely back into port.

HMS Prince of Wales arriving into Portsmouth for the first time with tug SD Tempest

HMS Prince of Wales arriving into Portsmouth for the first time with tug SD Tempest (Picture: Royal Navy).

A state-of-the-art tug boat has once again guided the UK's newest and most advanced warship into its new home.

SD Tempest ensured the safe arrival of aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales into Portsmouth at the weekend.

The tug previously guided sister ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, into the city's port for the first time in August 2017.

Her three powerful engines mean she is most capable tug in the Royal Navy and also has exceptional manoeuvrability.

She is commissioned for the job as the giant size of the carriers require an extra-powerful tug.

WATCH: A closer look at SD Tempest, prior to the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth in 2017.

Thousands of people lined the Solent to watch as Prince of Wales drew close for her arrival on Saturday.

Family and friends of her company were ready to welcome her home, at Princess Royal Jetty in the dockyard.

She will be commissioned into the fleet in December.

SD Tempest guiding HMS Queen Elizabeth back to port in 2017.