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Ships of the South African Navy.  Lists and photographs of ship of the South African Navy.  South African Destroyers, Frigates, Corvettes, Submarines, Minesweepers, and other vessels.
DESTROYERS
Ex-British W class destroyers
Jan Van Riebeeck 29.3.50 Sunk as target May 1980
Simon van der stel 1952 Broken up 1976
FRIGATES
Ex-British RAPID class frigates
Vrystaat 19.11.56 Sunk as target Apr 1976
PRESIDENT class frigates
President Kruger 21.10.60 Sunk 18.2.82

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President Kruger, October 1962.

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President Pretorius 28.9.62 Sold 1990

South African Frigate President Pretorious.  Taken from RFA Tideflow off Capetown, 1969.

President Pretorious launched 28th September 1962 and sold 1990.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM150

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President Pretorious, April 1964.

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President Steyn 23.11.61 Sold 1990

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President Steyn, May 1963.

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CORVETTES
GOOD HOPE class corvettes
Good Hope  16.3.76 -
Transvaal Sep 1977 -
SUBMARINES
 
Maria Van Riebeeck 19.3.69 In service 1995
Emily Hobhouse 24.1.71 In service 1995
Johanna Van Der Merwe 21.7.71 In service 1995
French AGOSTA class submarines
Astrant 14.12.77 -
Adventurous 1.12.78 -
PATROL CRAFT
MINISTER class fast attack craft (missile)
Jan Smuts   Laid up & used for spares
P W Botha   Re-commissioned after overhauls 1986-89
Frederick Creswell   Was modernized  1995
Jim Fouche   Laid up & used for spares
Frans Erasmus   Laid up & used for spares
Oswald Pirow   Re-commissioned after overhauls 1986-89
Hendrik Mentz   Laid up & used for spares
Kobie Coetzee   Re-commissioned after overhauls 1986-89
Magnus Malan    
British FORD class seaward defense boats
Gelderland 30.8.54 Disposed of 1987
Nautilus 23.8.55 Disposed of 1987
Rijger 5.2.58 Disposed of 1987
Haarlem Aug 1959 Served as a inshore survey craft from 1963, then disposed of 1987
Oosterland 27.1.59 Disposed of 1987
MINESWEEPERS
Ex-British ALGERINE class minesweepers
Bloemfontein 1947 Sunk as target June 1967
Pietermaritzburg 1947 Hulked 1976
Ex-British TON class coastal minesweepers
Johannesburg - Decommissioned 1987, then scrapped
Kimberley - Converted to Minehunters 1977-78
Port Elizabeth - Converted to Minehunters 1979-80, Decommissioned 1987, then scrapped
Mosselbaai - Decommissioned 1987, then scrapped
Walvisbaai - In service 1995
East London - In service 1995
Windhoek - In service 1995
Durban - Decommissioned 1987, then scrapped 
Pretoria - Decommissioned 1987, then scrapped
Kaapstad - Decommissioned 1987, then scrapped
RIVER class inshore mine hunters
Umkomaas - -
Umhloti - -
Umzimkulu - -
Umgeni - -
 

HMSAS Protea (ex - HMS Crozier), 1930s.

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HMSAS Transvaal, September 1949.

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South African boom defence vessel Somerset.  Photographed Capetown, January 1998.  Ship was deleted from naval service in 1986.

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Training Ship General Botha. 

Ex British cruiser HMS Thames.  Sold to South Africa, November 1920, and became training ship General Botha 1922.  During the war, in 1942, it reverted to the name Thames, and served as an accommodation ship.  The ship was scuttled in Simon's Bay in May 1947.  

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