F131 HMS Nubian

Royal Navy

1962 to 1981    

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Flight Deck: NU
Call Sign: GHGB

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1959-sep-7Laid down
1963-febTrialsdeck landing trials by pre-production Wasp XS463 during mid Feb.
1964-novAircraftassigned 700W Sq Wasp XS566 as Nubian Flt/187-NU until c Mar 1965.
1967-junDeploymentassigned to Eastern Task Force off Aden, guarding interests during Middle East Six Day War.
1970DeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-apr-17DeploymentApollo 13 splashdown secondary Apollo 13 recovery Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters off Mauritius as standby for secondary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
1972-octAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XT415 as Nubian Flt/457 until c Jan 1973
1976-julAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XS532 as Nubian Flt until c Jul 1979.
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (5th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1978West Indies/ Belize guardship. Visits to Vera Cruz, Mexico. Fort Lauderdale, USA
1978-aprDeploymentPortsall Rocks Environmental relieved HMS Yarmouth in English Channel, supporting oil spill cleanup from the Amoco Cadiz.
1978-julDeploymentWest Indies/Belize guardship
1987Fate: sunkExpended as fleet target in N Atlantic


    from Type 81 Tribal class
2300light (tn)
2700full load (tn)
110length (m)
13beam (m)
5.30draught (m)
28max speed (knots)
1Naval Engine propulsion system: COSAG
2Missile Launcher Sea Cat
2Naval Gun Mark 5 4.5 inch (114mm)
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
1Rocket Launcher ASW mortar Mk 10 Limbo
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 162


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