HMS Lowestoft, callsign "GDBU", was a Type 12 First Rate Anti-Submarine Frigate of the Rothesay class built and engined by Messrs Alexander Stephen and Sons Ltd. Laid down on 9 June 1958, the Lowestoft was launched by Mrs N A Copeman, wife of Vice Admiral N A Copeman CB, DSC the fourth Sea Lord and Vice Controller of the Navy on 23 June 1960. As well as being the ninth and last of the Rothesay class, HMS Lowestoft was the 36th frigate to be completed since 1955, when the first post-war frigates of the Blackwood class was commissioned.
The 10th HMS Lowestoft Association reunion will take place at the Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea, Hants, on the weekend of the 2nd - 5th October 2020. (Due to COVID-19 a decision will be made late July as to whether it will go ahead) All who served in Lowestoft during her RN service (1961-1986) are welcome to attend (including wives/partners/guests). Why not come along and meet some old oppo's, make some new friends and have a "swinging the lamp" session. We guarantee a weekend to remember!!
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