First Steel Cut for HMS Cardiff

August 14, 2019 – The first steel has been cut for HMS Cardiff, the second ship in the Royal Navy’s next generation of Type 26 anti-submarine frigates. Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan cut the steel for the UK’s newest warship at a ceremony at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Govan on the River Clyde today. Marking the official start of build on the second of eight City Class vessels, it also represents another significant milestone for the Type 26 program, the Royal Navy, UK Defence and shipbuilding in Scotland. All eight Type…

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HMS Tamar is launched as HMS Medway gears up for maiden voyage

October 17, 2018 – The second of the Navy’s next-generation patrol ships makes her debut at sea next month – as the fourth ship entered the water for the first time. HMS Tamar became the latest second-generation River-class ship to be officially launched, lowered into the water at BAE System’s Govan yard, then towed three kilometers downstream to the firm’s Scotstoun facility, where fitting out takes place. There she joins Ship No.3 in the class, HMS Trent, and No.2, HMS Medway, which are both being fitted out. Medway is days…

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New Offshore Patrol Vssel Christened HMS Trent

HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navy’s five new Offshore Patrol Vessels, has been formally named at the Glasgow shipyard where she was built. Within the next few days the 90-metre warship, which is the third to be named following HMS Forth and HMS Medway, will take to the water for the first time and make the short journey across the Clyde from Govan to Scotstoun where she will be fitted out for sea trials. The ship’s sponsor, Mrs Pamela Potts, officially named the ship by pressing a button to…

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