WATCH: The eight previous Royal Navy ships called HMS Glasgow

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THE announcement that the first Type 26 frigate will be called HMS Glasgow ensures the continuance of a proud naval name.

Eight previous ships have been named after Scotland’s largest city and defence secretary Michael Fallon today confirmed the ninth in a long line.

The Town-class frigate HMS Glasgow was launched in 1909

The Town-class frigate HMS Glasgow was launched in 1909