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SAS Isaac Dyobha


SAS Isaac Dyobha is a Warrior-class strike craft of the South African Navy, currently configured as an Offshore Patrol Vessel.

History
South Africa
NameSAS Isaac Dyobha
NamesakeReverend Isaac Dyobha, a chaplain in the South African Native Labour Corps who died in the sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917
OperatorSouth African Navy
BuilderSandock Austral, Durban
Laid down16 Mar 1979
Commissioned27 July 1979
HomeportDurban
Statusin active service
General characteristics
Class and typeWarrior class strike craft
TypeMissile boat
Displacement415 tons (450 tons full loaded)
Length58 m (190 ft)
Beam7.62 m (25.0 ft)
Draught2.4 m (7.9 ft)
Propulsion4 MTU 16V 538 diesel engines, four shafts, total of 12,800 hp (9,500 kW)
Speed34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Range
  • 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 17.5 kn (32.4 km/h)
  • 1,650 nmi (3,060 km; 1,900 mi) at 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement45 officers and crewmen
Armament1 OTO Melara 76 mm

She was commissioned in 1979 and originally named SAS Frans Erasmus for former National Party cabinet minister Frans Erasmus and launched by his widow. She was renamed on 1 April 1997. She was upgraded in 2012/2013 to an Offshore Patrol Vessel role by removing one of here OTO Melara 76 mm guns and here scorpion missile launchers.

The SAS Isaac Dyobha is currently employed on anti piracy patrols.

  1. "Patrol Forces". Navy.mil.za. Retrieved2014-03-03.
  2. "THE HISTORY OF THE SAS ISAAC DYOBHA". South African Navy website. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved28 June 2010.
  3. Bennett, Chris. Day-to-Day in the SA Navy.
  4. Wessels, Andre. "The South African Navy during the years of conflict in Southern Africa 1966-1989"(PDF). Archived from the original(PDF) on December 2, 2013. RetrievedAugust 14, 2014.
  5. Wingrin, Dean (10 May 2013). "Navy commences upgrade of fourth strike craft". Defenceweb.co.za. Retrieved18 July 2014.
  6. Helfrich, Kim (November 14, 2013). "OPVs take up counter piracy duties". Defenceweb.co.za. RetrievedDecember 8, 2014.


SAS Isaac Dyobha
SAS Isaac Dyobha Language Watch Edit SAS Isaac Dyobha is a Warrior class strike craft of the South African Navy currently configured as an Offshore Patrol Vessel HistorySouth AfricaNameSAS Isaac DyobhaNamesakeReverend Isaac Dyobha a chaplain in the South African Native Labour Corps who died in the sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917 2 OperatorSouth African NavyBuilderSandock Austral DurbanLaid down16 Mar 1979 1 Commissioned27 July 1979HomeportDurbanStatusin active serviceGeneral characteristicsClass and typeWarrior class strike craftTypeMissile boatDisplacement415 tons 450 tons full loaded Length58 m 190 ft Beam7 62 m 25 0 ft Draught2 4 m 7 9 ft Propulsion4 MTU 16V 538 diesel engines four shafts total of 12 800 hp 9 500 kW Speed34 knots 63 km h 39 mph Range4 000 nmi 7 400 km 4 600 mi at 17 5 kn 32 4 km h 1 650 nmi 3 060 km 1 900 mi at 30 kn 56 km h 35 mph Complement45 officers and crewmenArmament1 OTO Melara 76 mm She was commissioned in 1979 and originally named SAS Frans Erasmus for former National Party cabinet minister Frans Erasmus and launched by his widow 3 She was renamed on 1 April 1997 4 She was upgraded in 2012 2013 to an Offshore Patrol Vessel role by removing one of here OTO Melara 76 mm guns and here scorpion missile launchers 5 The SAS Isaac Dyobha is currently employed on anti piracy patrols 6 References Edit Patrol Forces Navy mil za Retrieved 2014 03 03 THE HISTORY OF THE SAS ISAAC DYOBHA South African Navy website Archived from the original on 17 September 2008 Retrieved 28 June 2010 Bennett Chris Day to Day in the SA Navy Wessels Andre The South African Navy during the years of conflict in Southern Africa 1966 1989 PDF Archived from the original PDF on December 2 2013 Retrieved August 14 2014 Wingrin Dean 10 May 2013 Navy commences upgrade of fourth strike craft Defenceweb co za Retrieved 18 July 2014 Helfrich Kim November 14 2013 OPVs take up counter piracy duties Defenceweb co za Retrieved December 8 2014 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title SAS Isaac Dyobha amp oldid 1044723695, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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