Friday, 2 April 2010


Pictured at BAE's shipyard at Scotstoun, this little vessel had just completed a move from the covered No 2 Drydock to one of the riverside berths. She is named SCARBOROUGH, and is the second of a class of three patrol vessels being built for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard are part of a £150 million contract. The first ship was constructed by BAE at Portsmouth, but the orders for the second and third ships, SCARBOROUGH and SAN FERNANDO, to be launched later this year, was transferred to the Clyde. SCARBOROUGH was launched in atrocious weather in November, and moved almost immediately to the covered drydock to commence fitting out. The 90.5 metre long ships will have a speed in excess of 25 knots, and will be used to enforce maritime law in the waters around Trinidad and Tobago.