Thursday, May 26, 2022

Submarines of the United States nuclear attack visit Scotland

An American Virginia class nuclear submarine has visited HMNB Clyde at Faslane, near Glasgow.The US Navy say that port visits “strengthen cooperation ..

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An American Virginia class nuclear submarine has visited HMNB Clyde at Faslane, near Glasgow.

The US Navy say that port visits “strengthen cooperation between the United States and United Kingdom”, and “demonstrate US capability, flexibility, and continuing commitment to NATO allies.”

The below image was captured by SheilaLWeir, a maritime photographer based in the area. You can find her on Twitter here.

If you don’t follow @SheilLWeird, I really recommend that you do for more photos like these.

The Virginia class is a class of nuclear-powered cruise missile-carrying fast-attack submarines. Designed by the General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Virginia class submarines are the US Navy’s primary undersea warfare platform incorporating stealth, intelligence gathering and comprehensive weapons systems technology.

The submarine is now berthed at HMNB Clyde. The base is sited at Faslane in the west of Scotland not far from Glasgow, one of Britain’s largest cities.

It’s one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy, the others being HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth. It is best known as the home of Britain’s nuclear weapons, in the form of nuclear submarines armed with Trident missiles.

The post American nuclear attack sub visits Scotland first appeared on UK Defence Journal.

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By: George Allison
Title: American nuclear attack sub visits Scotland
Sourced From: ukdefencejournal.org.uk/american-nuclear-attack-sub-visits-scotland/
Published Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:36:26 +0000

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