South African Navy – Submarines


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Attack Submarines (Diesel Electric)

Heroine class (German built variant of Type 209 class) LOA 203′ 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′ 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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