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Marine / HMS Lancaster pays short visit to Lerwick harbour

Photo: Jim Mullay

ONE of the Royal Navy’s 12 Type 23 frigates is paying a short visit to Lerwick harbour today to restock and refuel.

The HMS Lancaster arrived from Faslane on Friday morning and is currently berthed at the Morrison Dock.

A spokesman for the Royal Navy in Scotland said it was anticipated the 133 metre long vessel would sail again later this evening.

He confirmed that HMS Lancaster was “definitely not carrying nuclear weapons” after some concern were raised locally.

“Only Vanguard Class submarines – the UK’s nuclear deterrent – carries these,” he said.