The hull of Type 26 Frigate HMS Glasgow now sits as part of the Glasgow city skyline.
The aft block of HMS GLASGOW, the first City Class Type 26 frigate being built for the Royal Navy, has been rolled out of the build hall to join the forward block at the BAE Systems shipyard on the River Clyde.
BAE Systems say on their website:
“In a busy period for HMS GLASGOW, teams at our Govan shipyard prepared and completed a series of complex manoeuvres to bring the aft block out of the ship block and outfit hall and into position to meet the forward block. This significant moment brings the two blocks together, and for the first time the full size, scale and the elegant lines of HMS GLASGOW are out in the open.
The aft block contains the versatile mission bay and hangar which is capable of supporting helicopters, boats, mission loads and disaster relief stores, while the flight deck is capable of landing a Chinook helicopter for transport of embarked forces.”
HMS GLASGOW is the first of eight Type 26 frigates, designed and built in her namesake city.
BAE say that the Type 26 programme supports more than 4,000 jobs across the UK.
According to BAE Systems:
“The Type 26 is the original variant of BAE Systems’ Global Combat Ship, which Australia and Canada have both selected as the reference design for their anti-submarine frigate programmes, supporting greater operational, training and intelligence ties between the three nations.”