If Gibraltar is in fact, in Spain, was stolen by the then brutal Anglo-Dutch,
and they then traded it to another country (the UK),
shouldn’t it just be given back to Spain.
Royal Navy fires warning shot at Spanish patrol boat
US nuclear submarine attempting to dock at Gibraltar
Spanish Guardia Civil vessel Rio Cedena twice tried to disrupt sub’s visit
USS Florida was trying to dock in Gibraltar when the incursion took place
Royal Navy ‘fired flares’ and dispatching squadron patrol boat HMS Sabre
6 May 2016
The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a major source of tension between the UK and Spain.
Both in 1967 and 2002, the people of Gibraltar rejected proposals for Spanish sovereignty.
Yet, despite this, Spain still asserts a claim to the territory.
Tension began in 1704 when an Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar from Spain during the war of the Spanish succession.
The territory was then ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
The thorny issued surfaced again as recently as March when it was reported that Spain could demand joint sovereignty of the Rock in the event of Britain deciding to leave the EU.
Spanish Guardia Civil vessel Rio Cedena twice tried to disrupt the visit by ballistic missile sub USS Florida
(shown in this file picture) as it was approaching the British Overseas Territory on the southern tip of Spain
Flares were fired across the bow of a Spanish Guardia Civil
(file picture) as it sailed in front of the American submarine
USS Florida (SSGN 728)
USS Florida, an Ohio-class cruise missile submarine,
is the sixth ship of the United States Navy
to be named for the 27th state.
USS Florida (BB-30)
USS Florida pictures