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.
Announced March 2021 Final details to be confirmed.