HMS Glasgow takes a bow at Scottish shipyard
Posted on 20 Apr 2021 and read 460 times
Photo courtesy of BAE Systems
The bow of HMS Glasgow, the first City Class Type 26 frigate being built for the Royal Navy, has been rolled out of the build hall at BAE Systems’
shipyard on the River Clyde.
In a manoeuvre that lasted 90min, the forward section of the ship which contains the bridge, operations room and accommodation spaces, was moved into position on the hardstand at the Govan yard where it will be joined by the aft section in the coming weeks.
HMS Glasgow is the first of the new generation of frigates, designed and built in the ship’s namesake city. Supporting more than 4,000 jobs across the UK, the Type 26 frigate programme is making a significant contribution to the UK’s economic recovery by safe-guarding much-needed skills and capabilities. To date, more than £1 billion has been invested across the programme’s supply chain, with more than 100 suppliers globally.
Simon Lister, BAE Systems’ Naval Ships business managing director, said: “The emergence of HMS Glasgow is a very proud moment for everyone involved and is testament to the skills and passion of our workforce. We have now completed the construction of all units of the ship and in the coming weeks our skilled teams will bring the hull together for the first time.
“The roll-out is a huge milestone for the Type 26 programme. It is evidence of our solid progress in building the first of the new class — and presents an opportunity for us to celebrate the progress being made with our colleagues, our suppliers, our customer and the City of Glasgow.”
Pat Browning, the Type 26 programme team leader at Defence Equipment and Support (DS&E) said: "The Type 26 is a highly capable warship designed for joint and multi-national operations across the full spectrum of warfare and will serve at the heart of the Royal Navy's surface fleet for decades to come.”