Captain Paul Hoddinott of HMS Glasgow, inspecting a model of his ship at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The photograph appeared in the March 1983 issue of Glasgow City Council's newspaper The Bulletin, with a report of the ship's visit to Glasgow in February when 5,500 people had been welcomed on board during an open day. It was the first visit to the city by HMS Glasgow since the Falklands War of 1982, during which the 3,700-ton Type 42 destroyer had a lucky escape when it was hit by a 1,000-ton bomb dropped by an Argentinian warplane. The bomb passed through the ship without exploding.
The ship is the eighth to carry the name HMS Glasgow. The first dates from 1707, when the Scots Navy ship Royal Mary was renamed at the time of the union with England. Subsequent warships of the name were launched in 1745, 1757, 1814, 1861, 1909, 1937 and 1976. Battle honours have been gained from the South Atlantic to the Arctic. HMS Glasgow is affiliated to the City of Glasgow, and has traditionally maintained close links with the city.
Reference: Bulletin photographs, Box 10, March 1983
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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