Britain’s largest warship, the HMS Prince of Wales, has been forced to stop on its way to the US

the aircraft carrier left Portsmouth, southern England, en route to join exercises off the east coast of North America.

it remains off the south coast of England while “investigations into an emerging mechanical issue” are conducted

On its way out of port, the ship sailed past a music festival during a performance by the British band

a video posted on Twitter by the local naval base commander shows.

The ship had been due to depart on Friday but it was delayed due to a technical issue,

Notable port stops listed by the navy include New York, Halifax in Canada and the Caribbean.

The 65,000 metric ton HMS Prince of Wales is one of two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers in the British Navy,

currently serves as the command ship of the NATO military alliance

The UK navy calls the pair “the largest and most advanced warships ever built for the Royal Navy.”