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Sister to Eastbourne, Blackpool spent part of her career 'down under' leased to the Australian Navy 1966 - 71. Withdrawn 1978.
The Whitby class (or Type 12) Frigate included 6 ships for the Royal Navy. Designed as anti-submarine frigates. Eastbourne was built by Vickers Armstrong in 1958,becoming a training ship in 1972 only to become embroiled in the 'Cod Wars' off Iceland in 1976 where a collision with the ICGV BALDUR left her classified as no longer seaworthy. Decommissioned in 1984.Max. 2600t displacement, length 110m x 12m, max. 30 knots turbine driven via 2 propellers.
A 1/1250 scale model of HMS Salisbury by Albatros SM Alk342.
Frigate, Type 61, completed in 1957. Builder: HM Dockyard Devonport, displacement 2170t,max 2400 t with a full load, 100m length x 12m. Diesel drive, 24 kn.Equipped with a battery of radars and used in many promotions of theRoyal Navy, then as a harbour training ship from 1980 and finally sunk as a target 1985!