13a). - Frigates, Type 12's.
These were the first postwar ships designed around 1950, for an A.S.W. role. The Admiralty's designers had by now recognized that the majority of existing ex WW11 A.S.W. Escorts and Frigates had been made more or less obsolete by the tremendous advances in both capability and performance as had been seen in the German type XX1 u-boat.
This submarine was faster underwater, at around 17 knots, than many of its existing surface opponents and also, at speeds of less than 5 knots, was virtually silent with a submerged endurance of more than 72 hours.
Once the war had ended, thankfully before these submarines became fully operational with the "Kreigsmarine", the lessons learnt from captured examples of these boats formed the basis of nearly every nations modern "Submarine Fleet", the end result in the RN being the superlative "O" Boats.
section updated Mid April 2012. - ( # ) against name indicates new or updated photo's.
Earlier updates now unmarked.
1). Berwick. 2 photo's.
2). Blackpool. - 3 photo's.
3). Brighton. 4 photos.
4). Eastbourne. 2 photo's.
5). Falmouth. 3 photos.
6). Lowestoft. 1 photo + 4 photo's ( as Target ).
7). Plymouth. 10 photos. #
8). Rhyl. - 2 photo's - ( + 3 photo's as Target ).
9). Rothesay. 2 photo's.
10). Scarborough. - 1 photo.
11). Torquay. 2 photo's.
12). Whitby. 3 photo's.
13). Yarmouth. - 1 photo.
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