Faslane (bay)

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For the naval base, see HMNB Clyde.

Faslane on Gare Loch is the name of a bay near the village of Garelochhead, and is now the main part of HM Naval Base Clyde in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, as well as being a Defence Logistics Organisation port, operated in dual site organisation with Great Harbour, Greenock, by Serco Denholm.[1]

Faslane is currently home to United Kingdom's Trident SSBN submarines

There is also Faslane Peace Camp outside the base, protesting since 1982 against the nuclear missiles and submarines there.

History[edit]

The immediate area was sparsely populated until a naval base was constructed during World War II, though Garelochhead was already a thriving village served by Clyde steamers and a railway station. A shipbreakers operated at Faslane until the mid-1980s, when its site was taken over by expansion on the naval base.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Marine Services Planning Agreement". Serco. Retrieved 2009-07-25. [dead link]

Coordinates: 56°3′53″N 4°49′20″W / 56.06472°N 4.82222°W / 56.06472; -4.82222