We are delighted to confirm that the Pakistan Government & Navy have confirmed that we are to receive the former Royal Navy Type 21 Frigate, HMS Ambuscade/PNS Tariq to help with our plans for a Maritime Heritage Centre based on the River Clyde. The ship is a Falklands and Gulf war veteran and will become a major naval landmark proudly telling her story of R.N. and Pakistan Navy history.
She will be based alongside the Falls of Clyde tall ship while she is being rebuilt and will offer the Pakistani community and businesses across the U.K. an opportunity for new partnerships and involvement in our shared Naval history.
For the first time this also brings to Scotland a major exhibit of a military vessel of this type, that are still being built on the Clyde today by BAE in Govan.
Thanks to the M.O.D. Museums of the R.N., National Historic Ships, the Type 21 Association, the Pakistan Navy, the Pakistan Consul, Naval Attaché and Humza Yousaf M.S.P. who helped us kick this off initially.
Both vessels will attract many tourists for the site and will offer hands on opportunities for education, skills training and global travel with the ‘Falls of Clyde’ herself.
She is hopefully due to be back on the Clyde August/September time.
**** Further to this post, I want to add that there are still further conversations and dialogue to be completed between ourselves and the Government of Pakistan, before we can reach any formal agreement, when we get to the decision point, we shall offer further information then.****