Original Royal Navy HMS Nubian Screen Badge – 1960
HMS Nubian was a Royal Navy Tribal-class Frigate of the Royal Navy
HMS Nubian was built by H.M. Dockyard Portsmouth, She was launched on 6 September 1960 and commissioned on 9 October 1962.
In 1967, she took part in a Beira Patrol in company with HMS Relentless, designed to prevent oil reaching Rhodesia via the then-Portuguese colony of Mozambique. In 1969, HMS Nubian was guard ship for the trans-Atlantic air race, which was designed to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Alcock and Brown’s non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to the UK.
HMS Nubian often deployed to the West Indies, being used as the guard ship there, a role that has been replaced by Atlantic Patrol Task North
In 1987, HMS Nubian’s career truly came to an end when she was sunk as a target.
Aluminium screen badge from the 1960’s Frigate HMS Nubian
46cm x 36cm 14in x 18in
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