Royal Navy serviceman who died at Faslane nuclear submarine base named

Engineering technician Stephen Cashman's death is being investigated by Police Scotland.

Royal Navy serviceman who died at Faslane nuclear submarine base named MoD

A Royal Navy serviceman whose death at Scotland’s nuclear submarine base is being investigated by police has been named.

Stephen Cashman, 25, an engineering technician, died at Faslane, HM Naval Base Clyde, near Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, on Thursday, December 9.

The seaman’s death is being treated as unexplained, after it was first reported at 12.30pm and understood to have been in the base’s barracks.

Police Scotland said a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

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A Royal Navy spokesperson said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm engineering technician Stephen Cashman died on Thursday, December 9.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Stephen’s family and friends at this difficult time and we request their privacy is respected.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A post-mortem examination will be carried out to establish the exact cause of death which is currently being treated as unexplained.

“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

HM Naval Base Clyde is the Royal Navy’s headquarters in Scotland with around 6800 personnel on site.

It is home to the core of the Submarine Service, including the UK’s nuclear deterrent, and the new generation of hunter-killer submarines.

The Navy’s four nuclear submarines, MS Vengeance, Vanguard, Vigilant and Victorious, are based at Faslane.