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SAS Tobie (P1552)


Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) (1992)


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The South African Navy currently manages a fleet of three T-Craft Inshore Patrol Vessels including SAS Tobie P1552.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 04/25/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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The modern South African Navy operates three of the T-Craft-class Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) - SAS Tobie (P-1552), SAS Tern (P-1553), and SAS Tekwane (P-1554). All were built by T-Craft International out of Cape Town, South Africa and entered commissioned service in June 1992, June 1996, and December 1996, respectively. Six total boats of the T-Craft-class were eventually built with three falling to the South African Navy and the remaining three taken on by the Israeli Navy.

The vessels feature a 36 ton displacement under full load and carry dimensions of 22ft x 7ft x 0.9ft (LxWxH). Power is from 2 x ADE 444 TI V12 marine diesel units outputting 2,000 horsepower coupled with 2 x Hamilton water-jets. Maximum speed in ideal conditions reaches 32 knots and range is out to 530 miles when running at a consistent 22 knots.

Up to sixteen personnel make up the crew that is led by a single officer-level candidate. A single 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) is fitted for self-defense. A Racal Decca I-band system makes up the surface-search radar fit. The hull is based on a twin-hulled catamaran design with Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) - a layered approach to the materials involved - to provide the needed strength for high-speed running. Towards the stern of the boat is stowage well for a single Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) craft. The primary operating theater is enclosed from the elements.

Specifications



Service Year
1992

Origin
South Africa national flag graphic
South Africa

Status
COMMISSIONED
In Active Service.
Complement
16
PERSONNEL


Class
T-Craft-class
Number-in-Class
3
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


SAS Tobie (P1552); SAS Tern (P1553); SAS Tekwane (P1554)


National flag of South Africa South Africa
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Operation
Activities conducted near shorelines in support of allied activities.


Length
22.0 ft
6.71 m
Beam
7.0 ft
2.13 m
Draught
0.9 ft
0.00 m
Displacement
36
tons


Installed Power: 2 x ADE 444 TI 12V diesel engines developing 2,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts; 2 x Hamilton waterjets.
Surface Speed
32.0 kts
(36.8 mph)
Range
530 nm
(610 mi | 982 km)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
1 x 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)


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