Visitors to Simonstown in the Western Cape of South Africa may be surprised to see an impressive statue of a dog near the Simonstown Naval Base. This is the Just Nuisance Memorial, a memorial dedicated to a member of the Royal Navy – Able Seaman Just Nuisance, the dog.
Situated along the coastline of False Bay, Simonstown is a beautiful and historical bayside centre. The Simonstown harbor was founded in 1687 as a naval depot and has played a strong role in South African naval history ever since. At first it provided valuable anchorage during the Dutch colonial era until it was eventually taken over by the British to serve as the Royal Navy's ...