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Thursday 12 October 2023
HMS Glasgow is the first Type 26 frigate to be built for the Royal Navy. The Type 26 class will replace the navy's thirteen Type 23 frigates, and will be a multi-mission warship designed to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence and general purpose operations.
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Mermaid, built by William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton, Scotland, was laid down on 8 September 1942, launched on 11 November 1943, and completed 12 May 1944.
HMS Mermaid was a Modified Black Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy. Mermaid saw service as a convoy escort during the Second World War, taking part in the sinking of two German submarines while escorting Arctic convoys to and from the Soviet Union.
Mermaid was sold to Federal Republic of Germany in 1959, where she was renamed Scharnhorst and used as a training ship.
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The ship was ordered on 15 November 1940 at the Fleming and Ferguson at Paisley, Scotland. She was laid down on 21 July 1941 and launched on 22 May 1944. The ship was commissioned on 16 October 1942.
On 6 June 1944, the ship supported the invasion force during D-Day by providing smoke screens and setting up fuel lines.[
In February 1948, she returned to the UK and decommissioned on arrival. She was sold for scrap in 1963.
Information courtesy of Wikipedia.