An American Virginia class nuclear submarine is visiting HMNB Clyde at Faslane, near Glasgow.

The US Navy say that port visits “strengthen cooperation between the United States and United Kingdom”, and “demonstrate US capability, flexibility, and continuing commitment to NATO allies.”

The below image was captured by Sheila Weir, a maritime photographer based in the area. You can find her on Twitter here.

The Virginia class is a class of nuclear-powered cruise missile carrying fast-attack submarines. Designed by the General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Virginia class submarines are the US Navy’s primary undersea warfare platform incorporating stealth, intelligence gathering and comprehensive weapons systems technology.

The submarine is now berthed at HMNB Clyde. The base is sited at Faslane in the west of Scotland not far from Glasgow, one of Britain’s largest cities.

It’s one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy, the others being HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth. It is best known as the home of Britain’s nuclear weapons, in the form of nuclear submarines armed with Trident missiles.

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Leslie Leveson
Leslie Leveson
2 months ago

I trust that Scotland wont acheive its independance as it could put the Royal Navy at risk with its base
The site plays an important position with protection of the countries defence.We must not forget Commander Rasputin with his naval forces bearing its presence in the world, and with his background is never satisfied and loves to agitate.Today we need a group of naval countries to form as the C S G now in the Indian Ocean.-

CAM
CAM
2 months ago
Reply to  Leslie Leveson

I, as a Scot sincerely hope the same.

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker
2 months ago

Not even been mentioned in the Scottish news today. U do know most of the CND folks and organisation is based south of the border, stupid unnecessary comment but not unexpected

Dave12
Dave12
2 months ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

I see myself as a British European then English ,but we’ll said anyway farouk.

Damo
Damo
2 months ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

Jeez, that’s some crap you’ve had to deal with…

John Wishart
John Wishart
2 months ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

I think you must have met the mad nationalists. I’m Scottish and have loads of English mates. There is no hate here only the hate you create in your head. The nationalists love people like you because you just give them ammunition. Without Scots to defend the UK and without the great Scottish scientists and ship builders we’d probably have been defeated by Napoleon, by the Kaiser and probably by Hitler. You obviously know very little history I admit there are some complete nationalist idiots in Scotland but the same can be said for most countries including England. You definitely… Read more »

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker
2 months ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

Honestly I’m not having a go at the English. We are all in the same country. Faslane is a gathering point for the small number of protesters and being located in Scotland is likely to attract Scottish people on there little crusade. My comment was nothing personal against you it’s the general Scottish blasting on here. I can’t be expected not to be returned if it’s dished out. The abuse you got shouldn’t happen but cannot be said that this would not happen in any other part of the uk or world more than it would in Scotland. In my… Read more »

CAM
CAM
2 months ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

Yes, I agree. It bugs me a lot that there is sometimes quite a lot of Anti-Scot comments which are unnecessary. I also hope that you, farouk, have a better time when you visit Scotland again.
SCOT-UK

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 months ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

Well said Farouk.

Respect. One of our own.

I agree with MS too, the anti scots crap on here is OTT sometimes.

Most in Scotland voted for unionist parties or don’t bother voting. So it is not them vs us like some like to portray.