1960 - Launch of NUBIAN
6th September. HMS Nubian launched from No 5 Slipway by Lady Holland-Martin, wife of Vice-Admiral Sir Deric Holland-Martin, the 2nd Sea Lord. Built at a cost of £4, 360, 000, she was one of a class of seven vessels that became known as the Tribal Class due to them being named after tribes; officially they were known as Type 81 General Purpose frigates and spent much of their service life in the Red Sea area. HMS NUBIAN was commissioned on 9th October 1962, sadly was expended as a target in 1987.