The official name of the school is Nigerian Navy Secondary School Akpabuyo Calabar. It was established on the fourth of August 2006.
The school is presently situated at Ikot Offiong Ambai Village in Cross River State. The school was made as another progression for expensing the Navy training among youth.
NNSS Calabar was arranged as a continuation of the military instruction of the Eastern Naval Command. The principle motivation behind the school is to prepare future Navy individuals from the military.