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City-class makes global waves as steel cut

20th July 2017 - 10:03 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Glasgow


The first of the UK Royal Navy's Type 26 frigates, newly dubbed the City-class, will be named HMS Glasgow once commissioned into service.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announcement was made at the BAE Systems Govan Shipyard, Glasgow, and coincided with the steeling cutting ceremony on 20 July for the first of the City-class.

Sir Michael Fallon, UK Secretary of State for Defence, said: ‘The name HMS Glasgow signals the commitment we have to shipbuilding in Glasgow... These frigates will be the backbone of the Royal Navy well into the 2050s.

'HMS Glasgow underlines our global intent. There have been over

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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