1962 to 1981    

F131 HMS Nubian

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: NU
Call Sign: GHGB
Shipyard: HMD Portsmouth


History of UK HMS Nubian F131

1959-sep-07Laid downLaid down
1963 1st deployment persian gulf S.N.O.P.G.
1963-feb-25TrialsTrials flight handling and deck landing trials by pre-production Wasp XS463 from 25 Feb to 2 Mar 1963.
1964-novAircraftAircraft assigned 700W Sq Wasp XS566 as Nubian Flt/187-NU until c Mar 1965.
1965-augAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT422 as Nubian Flt/457 until c Apr 1966.
1966-mayAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT442 as Nubian Flt/457-NU until c Apr 1967.
1967-mayAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT420 as Nubian Flt/457-NU until c Jan 1969.
1967-junDeploymentDeployment assigned to Eastern Task Force off Aden, guarding interests during Middle East Six Day War.
1969-marAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XV623 as Nubian Flt/457 by Mar 1969 still Aug 1970
1969-may-04DeploymentDeployment assigned as Guardship for the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race from London to New York, 4 to 11 May 1969
1970DeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-apr-17DeploymentDeployment Apollo 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-octAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT415 as Nubian Flt/457 until c Jan 1973
1975 Deployed West Indies returned 1976 became belize guardship during deployment
1976-julAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XS532 as Nubian Flt until c Jul 1979.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (5th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1978 West Indies/ Belize guardship. Visits to Vera Cruz, Mexico. Fort Lauderdale, USA
1978-aprDeploymentDeployment FR Portsall Rocks Environmental relieved HMS Yarmouth in English Channel, supporting oil spill cleanup from the Amoco Cadiz.
1978-julDeploymentDeployment West Indies/Belize guardship
1987Fate: sunkFate: sunk Expended as fleet target in N Atlantic

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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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