SIMONSTOWN – A.B. Just Nuisance

The only dog to ever receive the naval ranking of Able Seaman, this Great Dane was loved by all and was once referred to by a newspaper columnist as a ‘womanising drunk’. Renowned for his fondness of sailors, one could often find Nuisance escorting men home after a night on the town, pulling them by the sleeve and guiding them back to their barracks. Railway officials often had great difficulty getting him off the train, as he enjoyed commuting between Simon’s Town and Cape Town on a regular basis. His favourite spot on the ships was to lie on the deck on the brow at the top of the gangplank. No-one could easily get past him and he was loathe to move. The sailors would say – ‘You’re just a nuisance, why do you have to lie here of all places?!’ – and that’s how he got his name. Every April 1 (both the anniversary of Just Nuisance’s birth and death) is marked by a street parade in Simon’s Town to commemorate this extraordinary animal. In Jubilee Square a bronze statue of the famous canine pays tribute to him.

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  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • Country: South-Africa
  • Available: no
  • Location: SIMONSTOWN, South-Africa