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1960

 

South Africa 01 January 1960

PRINCIPAL SURFACE COMBATANTS

DD W 2 D278 Jan Van Riebeeck 1944 2545t, 110.6x10.9x4.4m, 2b,2gst, 40000hp, 36.7kts, 225p; 4x1-120/45, 1x1-40/60, 1x4-40/39, 4x2-20/70, 2x4-533TT, 4dct, 2dcr; type 275, 277, 282, 291 radars, type 123A, 127 sonars
D237 Simon Van der Stel 1944
FF Loch 2 F432 Good Hope 1944 2260t, 93.6x11.8x3.8m, 2b,2vte, 5500hp, 19.5kts, 177p; 1x1-102/45, 6x1-40/60, 1x4-40/39, 2x3-305 Squid ASWRL, 2dct, 1dcr; type 277, 291 radars, sonars
F602 Transvaal 1945
W 1 F157 Vrystaat 1944 2850t, 109.2x10.9x4.3m, 2b,2gst, 40000hp, 36.7kts, 195p; 1x2-102/45, 1x2-40/60, 2x3-305 Squid ASWRL; type 278, 262, 293 radars, type 170, 174 sonars

PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS

PB HDML 8 P1197-1204 SDML1197-1204 1943 54t, 22.0x4.8x1.4m, 2d, 300hp, 11.8kts, 10p; 2x1-20/70, 2dcr; type 291 radar
Ford 5 P3105 Gelderland 1954 160t, 35.7x6.1x1.5m, 2d+1d, 1200hp, 18kts, 19p; 1x1-40/60, 2dct, 2dcr; type 978 radar, type 144 sonar
P3120 Nautilus 1955
P3125 Rijger 1958
P3126 Haarlem 1959
P3127 Oosterland 1959

MINE WARFARE

MSO Algerine VTE 2 M439 Bloemfontein 1945 1325t, 68.6x10.8x3.3m, 2b,2vte, 2400hp, 16.5kts, 138p; 1x1-102/45, 4x2-20/70, 4dct, 2dcr, minesweeping gear; radar, sonar
M291 Pietermaritzburg 1943
MSC Ton 10 M1142 Kaapstad 1954 425t, 46.3x8.8x2.5m, 2d, 3000hp, 15kts, 29p; 1x1-40/60, 1x2-20/70, minesweeping gear; type 978 radar
M1144 Pretoria 1954
M1207 Johannesburg 1958
M1210 Kimberley 1958
M1212 Port Elizabeth 1958
M1213 Mosselbaai 1959
M1214 Walvisbaai 1959
M1215 East London 1958
M1498 Windhoek 1959
M1499 Durban 1957

Ivan Gogin, 2016