Frigate SAS President Kruger (F150)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Namesake:
Stephanus Johannes Paulus "Paul" Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904) was one of the dominant political and military figures in 19th-century South Africa, and President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd
Operator:
Ordered:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Sunk:
Status:
Fate:
Sunk after a collision with replenishment ship SAS Tafelberg, 18 February 1982

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2200 t
Length:
112.78 m
Beam:
12.5 m
Draught:
5.33 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Babcock & Wilcox boilers
  • 2 * English Electric steam turbines
  • 2 * shafts
  • 30,000 shp (22,000 kW
Speed:
30 knots
Range:
4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)

Crew

Complement:
214

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Type 978 navigation radar
  • Type 293Q surface-search radar
  • Type 277Q height-finding radar
  • Type 162 sonar
  • Type 170 sonar
  • Type 177M sonar
  • Type 262 gunnery radar
  • Type 275 gunnery radar
Armament:
  • 1 * twin 4.5-inch (114 mm) dual-purpose gun
  • 1 * twin 40 mm (1.6 in) Bofors AA gun
  • 2 * triple Limbo anti-submarine mortars (1¬†*¬†triple removed during the modernization)
Aircraft:

As modified:

  • 1 * Westland Wasp helicopter
  • Helipad
  • Hangar

SAS President Kruger was the first of three President-class Type 12M frigates built in the United Kingdom for the South African Navy (SAN) during the 1960s. The ship spent most of her career training and made visits to foreign ports in Africa, Western Europe and the United States. In the late 1960s, she was modernized and equipped to operate a helicopter. In the mid-1970s, President Kruger played a minor role in the South African Border War, conducting patrol operations off the Angolan coast. The ship was placed in reserve in 1977, but was recommissioned in 1980. She sank in 1982 with the loss of 16 lives after colliding with her replenishment oiler, SAS Tafelberg, in the South Atlantic.

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