HMS Glasgow

HMS Glasgow is the first Type 26 Frigate that is being built for the Royal Navy. She will enter service in the mid-2020s.

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On the 20th July 2017, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon officially began the steel cutting for HMS Glasgow, the first in a new generation of cutting-edge frigates called the City-class.

Glasgow is a name with a distinguished historical pedigree, and this first name in the class provides a tangible connection with the city where the ships will be constructed.

The Type 26 is an advanced anti-submarine warfare frigate that will provide essential protection to our nuclear deterrent and aircraft carriers, building on the pedigree of the Royal Navy's current Type 23 frigates.

Its flexible design will allow its weapon systems to be adapted throughout its lifespan to counter future threats. The Type 26 benefits from the latest advances in digital technologies, including 3D and virtual reality, which ensures that the ship's design is refined earlier in the process.

There have been eight Royal Navy ships of the name Glasgow from the early 1700s, who between them have earned ten battle honours.

In more recent history, two ships served in the world wars, including the Arctic Convoys and the Normandy Landings, and the last ship to bear the name was awarded the Falkland Islands 1982 battle honour to add to the Falkland Islands 1914 honour won by her predecessor.

First new Type 26 frigate is named as steel cutting begins on the Clyde

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First steel is cut2017

On the 20th July 2017, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon officially began the steel cutting for HMS Glasgow, the first in a new generation of cutting-edge frigates called the City-class.

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