South African Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships

Auxiliaries and Other Ships Return to Mine Warfare Ships Replenishment / Resupply SAS DrakensbergA-301 (1987) LOA 482′ TDISP 12,500 tons. Largest warship to be built in South Africa SAS Outeniqua A-302 (1992-2004) LOA 546′ TDISP 21,025 tons. Built in the Ukraine. Commercial service before and after South African naval service. Ice-breaking capability. Scrapped 2013. Hydrographic Survey … Continue reading “South African Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships”

Mexican Navy – Historic Ships

Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships ARM Guanajuato C-07 LOA 259′ TDISP 1,300 tons (1936-ca.2001) gunboat/cañonero (corvette-sized) Museum ship Veracruz (originally 3 ships, designed to hold up to 250 troops and horses)

Greek Navy – Historic Ships

Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships HS Olympias (1987) Replica of an ancient Greek Trireme LOA 121′ TDISP 47 tons

Royal Thai Navy – Landing Ships

 Continue to Landing Ships Landing Ships Return to Corvettes and Patrol Ships LST MK.2 Class LST-511 sub-class LOA 328′ TDISP 3,800 tons (ca. 1000 built over 3 sub-classes, at least 5 transferred to Royal Thai Navy) for other sister-ships and more information see USN retired landing ships listing.HTMS Phangan LST-713 (1966-ca.2005) formerly USS Stark County … Continue reading “Royal Thai Navy – Landing Ships”

A Thousand Shipsearcher satellite views launched, and some highlights!

The Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, in his celebrated play, Dr. Faustus, wrote of a mythic age, when a thousand warships were launched to grab back Helen, the most beautiful woman. Here at Shipsearcher, the Ship Identification Section (SIS) can’t tell you if any of that happened in distant antiquity – satellite imagery of the Trojan … Continue reading “A Thousand Shipsearcher satellite views launched, and some highlights!”