The aft section of first Type 26 Frigate HMS Glasgow was rolled out of the build hall earlier today.
The Type 26 represents the future backbone of the Royal Navy and eight of the class are planned, starting with HMS Glasgow.
Here's a timelapse I recorded today showing the aft section of HMS Glasgow being rolled out of the build hall and positioned on the hardstanding before being joined to the forward half of the ship at some point next week. pic.twitter.com/bUTsI7CXwX
— George Allison (@geoallison) April 29, 2021
The forward ‘superblock’ will be joined to the aft ‘superblock’ next week.
The mast will also soon be added to the vessel.
Below is the front half of the ship being rolled out of the build hall.
The Type 26 represents the future backbone of the Royal Navy and eight of the class are planned, starting with HMS Glasgow. The eight ships will replace the eight dedicated anti-submarine Type 23 frigates which will reach the end of their active lives by the mid 2030s. In addition to the Clyde built Type 26, five Rosyth built Type 31 general purpose frigates are intended to replace the general-purpose Type 23s currently in service and also coming towards the end of their long careers.