Country: United Kingdom Region: Scotland
Locale: Faslane, Argyll and Bute
Latitude: 56° 3' 55" N Longitude: -5° 10' 39" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
WMD ops base
HMNB Clyde a.k.a. Faslane Naval Base is situated on the Gare Loch.
The RN Armaments Depot Coulport on Loch Long (see RM /RN Coulport) is a component of HM Naval Base Clyde.
The Naval shore establishment at Faslane is HMS Neptune,
Naval personnel appointed to the base who do not belong to a sea-going vessel make up Ship's Company.
Both the Gareloch and Loch Long are sea lochs extending northwards from the Firth of Clyde.
The base serves as homebase to the UK fleet of
- Vanguard-class nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed submarines HMS Vigilant, HMS Victorious, HMS Vengeance and HMS Vanguard
- the Astute class fleet submarines HMS Astute , HMS Ambush , HMS Artful , HMS Audacious , HMS Anson and HMS Agamemnon
- and the Trafalgar Class fleet submarines HMS Talent , HMS Torbay , HMS Trenchant and HMS Triumph
- 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group.preventing unauthorised access to the UK’s strategic nuclear deterrent. They work on operations in the UK The unit is also part of 3 Commando Brigade
Two Squadrons specialise in waterfront nuclear security,
One Squadron focus on dynamic nuclear security on the Clyde and throughout the UK.
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