South African Naval Museum

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South African Naval Museum
SA Naval Museum 2.JPG
Location Dockyard Magazine and Storehouse, Simon's Town  South Africa
Type Naval museum
Website www.simonstown.com/navalmuseum/index.htm

The South African Naval Museum at the South African Navy's base in Simon's Town is a project by the South African Naval Heritage Trust.[1]

The SA Navy Museum is housed in and around the original Dockyard Magazine/Storehouse and is staffed by Naval Personnel and civilian volunteers. There is no admission fee.[2]

A major exhibit of the museum's is the SAS Assegaai, a Daphné class submarine. It is the first and thus far only former SA Navy submarine to have been converted into a museum ship.[3] It is open to the public for guided tours by former submariners. The submarine is currently afloat in the Navy base, but there are plans to bring her ashore.[4]

The building was declared a Provincial Heritage Site in 1997.[5]

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  1. ^ "Projects". SA Naval Heritage Trust. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  2. ^ "HOME - South African Naval Museum". Simonstown.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  3. ^ "SAS Assegaai to be preserved as museum". DefenceWeb. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  4. ^ "SA Naval Museum, Daphne Class, S99 - SAS Assegaai, Museum Submarine". Navy.mil.za. 2012-05-17. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Western Cape Provincial Heritage Sites (previously National Monuments)" (PDF). 19 September 2002. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 

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