UK’s first dual nationality national landmark to be set up in Glasgow
Launched in 1973, a Falkland’s warship is set to be turned into a museum in Glasgow.
HMS Ambuscade, later known as PNS Tariq, which was being used by the Pakistan navy has been decommissioned and will be turned into a shipbuilding museum on the River Clyde.
The Type 21 Frigate was built at Yarrows Shipbuilders in Scotstoun and was used by the Royal Navy.
It is alleged that the ship played a key role in saving Task Force flagship, HMS Hermes, from an Argentine Exocet attack while two of her sister ships, HMS Ardent and HMS Antelope, were sunk during the campaign, according to STV.
It was decommissioned in 1993 and sold to Pakistan where it was recommissioned under the name PNS Tariq and served the nation for several years.
The museum will inform visitors of the ship’s elaborate history and pay a tribute to all the veterans that served on it.
STV reported a letter from the Royal Navy supporting the project read: “This letter confirms that the National Museum of the Royal Navy has had conversations with David O’Neill, around the proposal to evaluate the possibility of returning to the River Clyde, a former Royal Navy Type 21 Frigate, built on the River Clyde, currently in service with the Navy of Pakistan.
“Mr O’Neill has outlined a vision in which heritage and cultures from these two communities can come together to celebrate the heritage of the Clyde in building warships for the Royal Navy and as such, we are helping to pull contacts together from former senior service personnel and existing contacts to work with the MoD, the British High Commission in Islamabad, the Pakistan Navy and other supporters.
“We seek to play an active part to make this possible and ask that Peel Ports offer their cooperation and consideration in assisting this proposal with the logistical challenges ahead.”