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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.|
|Ex-British W class destroyers|
|Jan Van Riebeeck||29.3.50||Sunk as target May 1980|
|Simon van der stel||1952||Broken up 1976|
|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|
President Kruger, October 1962.
|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
President Pretorious, April 1964.
|President Steyn||23.11.61||Sold 1990|
President Steyn, May 1963.
|GOOD HOPE class corvettes|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Ex-British ALGERINE class minesweepers|
|Bloemfontein||1947||Sunk as target June 1967|
|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|
HMSAS Protea (ex - HMS Crozier), 1930s.
A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available. Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder. A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price £25. Order photograph here Order Code XMP2523
HMSAS Transvaal, September 1949.
A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available. Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder. A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price £25. Order photograph here Order Code XMP2868
South African boom defence vessel Somerset. Photographed Capetown, January 1998. Ship was deleted from naval service in 1986.
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 GM170
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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