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89. Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow. (NS 559 659)

Yorkhill Quay, on the north side of the river Clyde, provides storage and support facilities for naval vessels from the Royal Navy and from a number of other NATO member nations. Recent visitors to the quay have been ships from the Polish and Dutch navies and in October 2004, HMS Glasgow, which paid a final visit to the city before its decommissioning early next year. The quay also provides services for any visiting U.S. Navy vessel.

The Quay at Yorkhill has an area of 1,000 square metres that is used for visiting naval vessels. This allows a number of ships to dock at the quay at the same time. This happens frequently before major naval exercises such as the Joint Maritime Course held three times a year at Cape Wrath.

On occasions when more docking area is required, the King George V docks in Govan on the opposite side of the river are made available to naval vessels. In September 2003, prior to the Northern Light training exercise on the south west coast of Scotland, twenty warships from fourteen different nations were docked at Yorkhill and at the King George V dock. This included ships from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, the United States and Great Britain.

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