Floating Jetty Valiant of the Royal Navy arrived at HM Naval Base Clyde on May 19.
- A sophisticated berthing facility for the Royal Navy’s next generation of nuclear-powered Astute Class submarines, the largest and most powerful attack submarines of the Royal Navy.
- Can also accommodate any of the Royal Navy’s nuclear-powered, conventionally-armed submarines.
- The jetty can float up and down with the tide to provide significant operational benefits.
- Took five years to plan, five years to build, and is designed to be in service for the next 50 years.
- Built and floated from Inchgreen dry dock in Greenock.
- The floating jetty was towed 12 miles to Faslane by five tugs and took around six hours to complete the journey.
- The floating jetty is 200 metres long, 28 metres wide, over 10 metres deep and 44,000 tonnes.
- The floating jetty’s length is comparable to the Royal Navy’s current aircraft carriers and is more than twice the tonnage.
- Cost: £150 million
Here is a photograph of floating jetty Valiant under tow.
All the above photographs are from the Royal Navy.
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