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  • F131 HMS Nubian

    UK Royal Navy




    1962 to 1981    


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    Flight Deck: NU
    Call Sign: GHGB


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    History of UK F131 HMS Nubian

    1959-sep-7Laid down
    1960-sep-6Launched
    1962-oct-9Commissioned
    19631st deployment persian gulf S.N.O.P.G.
    1963-feb-25Trialsflight handling and deck landing trials by pre-production Wasp XS463 from 25 Feb to 2 Mar 1963.
    1964-novAircraftassigned 700W Sq Wasp XS566 as Nubian Flt/187-NU until c Mar 1965.
    1965-augAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XT422 as Nubian Flt/457 until c Apr 1966.
    1966-mayAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XT442 as Nubian Flt/457-NU until c Apr 1967.
    1967-mayAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XT420 as Nubian Flt/457-NU until c Jan 1969.
    1967-junDeploymentassigned to Eastern Task Force off Aden, guarding interests during Middle East Six Day War.
    1969-marAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XV623 as Nubian Flt/457 by Mar 1969 still Aug 1970
    1969-may-4Deploymentassigned as Guardship for the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race from London to New York, 4 to 11 May 1969
    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-aprDeploymentFRPortsall Rocks Environmental relieved HMS Yarmouth in English Channel, supporting oil spill cleanup from the Amoco Cadiz.
    1978-julDeploymentWest Indies/Belize guardship
    1981Decommissioned
    1987Fate: sunkExpended as fleet target in N Atlantic

    Specifications

       

        from Type 81 Tribal class
    250crew
    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

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK HMD Portsmouth, Portsmouth



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