Namacurra-class harbour patrol boat
Namacurra class patrol boats
|Career (South Africa)|
|Name:||Namacurra Class harbour patrol boat|
|Builder:||Sandock Austral, Durban|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014[update]|
|Notes:||Pennant Numbers Y1501 - Y1530|
|Class & type:||Inshore Patrol vessel|
|Displacement:||4t normal 5.2t maximum|
|Propulsion:||2 x 140Kw BMW marine petrol engines|
|Surface search: Racal Decca; I-band|
|Armament:||1x12.7mm Browning Machine Gun and 2x7.62mm LMG. Crew carry 12gg shotgun and R4 assault rifles|
|Notes:||Export: Y1520 transferred to Malawi in October 1988, two to Namibia in 2002 and two to Mozambique in September 2004. Inventory 2000: 28|
Introduction into service
These boats are in use with the harbour patrol forces in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban. There are also used, nominally by the Operational Boat Squadron, until new boats can be procured. Several have been built and transferred to allied navies in the region.
The boats have an optimal crew of four and a maximum of five.
- Units Equipped:
- Harbour Patrol Forces
- Operational Boat Squadron
- Du Toit, Allan (1992). South Africa's Fighting Ships: Past and Present. Ashanti.
- Pike, John. "South Africa - Navy Equipment". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2014-05-25.