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HMS Glasgow (1979) DG  (8th)

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The latest ship to carry the name Glasgow is the eighth to do so.

She was laid down at Swan Hunter Shipbuilders at Wallsend on 14-April-1976. When commissioned in October 1979 she was the 6th and last batch 1 Type 42 Destroyer to join the Fleet.

The ship's motto is 'Memor Es Tourum - Be mindful of your ancestors'.

During the 1982 Falklands War Glasgow was the first warship to enter the South Atlantic Exclusion Zone in May 1982. She was hit by a bomb on the 12 May that luckily passed through the aft engine room without exploding or causing injury.

Since then she has completed a number of deployments. The most notable in East Timor in 1999 where she proved a powerful political presence during the crisis.

Decommissioned 01-Feb-2005.

Won the Battle Honour: Falkland Islands 1982.

 

Other HMS Glasgow
- 1st HMS Glasgow
- 2nd HMS Glasgow
- 3rd HMS Glasgow
- 4th HMS Glasgow
- 5th HMS Glasgow
- 6th HMS Glasgow
- 7th HMS Glasgow
- 8th HMS Glasgow

- Type 42 Class (1975) DG
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This page last edited - 15 January, 2013.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.