A timelapse video showing the forward section of HMS Glasgow, the first Type 26 Frigate, being rolled out of the build hall at Govan today.
The Type 26 represents the future backbone of the Royal Navy and eight of the class are planned, starting with HMS Glasgow.
The forward ‘superblock’ will be joined to the aft ‘superblock’ over the coming weeks to form one complete Type 26 Frigate hull.
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.