A significant moment for the Type 26 project was reached at the weekend, as the HMS Glasgow progresses at pace.
It was another major milestone for the HMS Glasgow – as the full size of the ship is revealed for the first time. The team at BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard completed a series of complex manoeuvres to bring the two blocks of the ship together.
BAE Systems said: “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.”
In a busy period for #HMSGLASGOW, our teams have brought the aft and forward blocks together. For the first time the full size, scale and the elegant lines of HMS GLASGOW are out in the open. #Glasgow #Type26 @RoyalNavy pic.twitter.com/hk8XEzWNWv
— BAE Systems Maritime (@BAES_Maritime) May 1, 2021
It’s been a busy period for the HMS Glasgow team – only a few weeks ago the aft section was pictured out in the open for the first time by former MP Paul Sweeney, who also used to work at the Govan shipyard.
Then last week the forward block was rolled out into view for the first time. This was captured by BAE in this timelapse video:
🚢 A proud moment 🚢
Take a look at the roll out of the forward block of HMS Glasgow. 👀
This is the first of three Batch 1 Type 26 frigates, and is the reference ship design for the Hunter class frigates – which will be built right here in Australia. #shipbuilding pic.twitter.com/gGDjChfkuv
— BAE Systems Australia (@BAESystemsAus) May 2, 2021
HMS Glasgow is the first in a new generation of cutting-edge Type 26 frigates, to be designed and built in Glasgow. The Type 26 programme supports more than 4,000 jobs across the UK, making a significant contribution to the nation’s economic recovery by maintaining skills and capabilities.
The Type 26 is the original variant of BAE Systems’ Global Combat Ship, which Australia and Canada have both selected as the design for their anti-submarine frigate programmes, supporting greater operational, training and intelligence ties between the three nations.
AMP Group are proud suppliers to the Type 26 project – with AMP Procurement providing supply chain and tail spend management expertise to the project – whilst AMP Power Protection provide our design & manufacturing of Protected Uninterruptible Power solutions.
For more information about the Type 26 Frigates: