Warrior (ex Minister) class Fast Attack Craft (Missile) (FAC (M)): Modified (Sa'ar 4) (Israeli design). As of July 2014 three remain in commission. They have had their missiles and rear 76 mm guns removed and reassigned to the offshore patrol role until the acquisition of new off-shore patrol vessels under Project Biro. As of late 2013 it appears that the SAN plan on operating 4 of these vessels for another 5 years with the SAS Adam Kok sill awaiting conversion to the OPV configuration.
Built by Israel Shipyards Ltd, Haifa, Israel. Originally named for South African Labour Party minister Frederic Creswell and renamed for black South African leader Adam Kok III. Stripped and towed to Durban to await possible refit
These mine countermeasure vessels were ordered in 1978 as research vessels to be operated by the Navy for the Department of Transport. The civilian Department of Transport was used as a ruse to circumvent United Nations Security Council Resolution 418. The lead ship, Navors I, was shipped to Durban from Germany in the heavy lift ship Uhenfels in June 1980 for fitting out. She was shortly followed by the second. The last pair were built in Durban. The German boats were built by Abeking & Rasmussen and Sandock Austral in South Africa. The vessels were painted blue with white upperworks and formed the First Research Squadron. They were painted grey and renamed in 1982, but continued to fly the national flag and not the naval ensign. The prefix RV was only changed to SAS on 3 February 1988 when they were formally accepted as naval ships. Their minehunting capability could be enhanced by substituting the diving container on the after deck with lightweight mechanical and acoustic sweeping gear. They carry a RIB and a decompression chamber. The plan is to enhance them with second-generation minehunting system.
Built by Thyssen Nordseewerke in Emden. Launched in May 2005. Arrived Simon's Town 27 April 2007. Charlotte Maxeke is named after the female political activist who campaigned for equality in the early 20th century.
These boats are twin hulled catamarans of glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) sandwich construction. Capable of carrying up to 15 personnel. Ordered in mid-1991, each carries a RIB in the stern well. Three of this type were also built[who?] for Israel in 1997.
Built in South Africa by Tornado Products in 1980-81.
Y1520 transferred to Malawi on 29 October 1988
Two transferred to Namibia in 2002.
Two transferred to Mozambique in September 2004.
Y1506 lost at sea off Port Elizabeth.
^ ab"Recent deliveries". Damen Group. 2006. Retrieved 2011-12-04. "Two Damen Stan Tugs 2006, further developed in close cooperation with Farocean Marine, will be used in Simon’s Town harbour to fulfill their role as multi purpose workboats for the South African Navy. These vessels have a specially designed bow in order to assist the submarines when they touch base."