South African Navy – Submarines


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Attack Submarines (Diesel Electric)

Heroine class (German built variant of Type 209 class) LOA 203′ / 61.9 m TDISP 1,450 tons submerged (3 active, service since 2005)

SAS Charlotte Maxeke with HMS Portland
SAS Charlotte Maxeke ahead of Type 23 frigate HMS Portland during a 2009 exercise off the coast of South Africa. Credit: Photo: LA(Phot) Caroline Davies/MOD, OGL v1.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Heroine class sub Simon's Town 2016Heroine class sub Simon's Town 2019

Daphné class (French built) LOA 190′ / 57.9 m TDISP 1,000 tons submerged (3 retired, 1 preserved)

SAS Emily Hobhouse S-98 Credit: Col André Kritzinger, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

SAS Assegaai (1971-2003)SAS Assegaai sub Simon's Town 2011SAS Assegaai sub Simon's Town 2015

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