SAS Charlotte Maxeke

SAS Charlotte Maxeke (S102) is a Heroine-class submarine, a variant of the Type 209 diesel-electric attack submarine developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) of Germany, currently in service with the South African Navy. She is named after Charlotte Maxeke, a South African religious leader and political activist.[2]

On exercise with British frigate HMS Portland in 2014
History
South Africa
Name: SAS Charlotte Maxeke
Namesake: Charlotte Maxeke, a South African religious leader and political activist
Operator: South African Navy
Builder: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel[1]
Launched: 4 May 2005
Commissioned: 14 March 2007
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Heroine-class submarine
Displacement: 1,454 t, submerged
Length: 62 m (203 ft)
Beam: 7.6 m (25 ft)
Draft: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 4 diesels, 1 shaft, 6,100 shp (4,500 kW)
Speed:
  • 10 knots (19 km/h), surfaced;
  • 21.5 knots (40 km/h), submerged
Range:
  • 11,000 nmi (20,000 km; 13,000 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph), surfaced,
  • 8,000 nmi (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph), snorkeling,
  • 400 nmi (740 km; 460 mi) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph), submerged
Test depth: 500 m (1,600 ft)
Complement: 30
Sensors and
processing systems:

Sonar: STN Atlas CSU-90; hull mounted and flank arrays Radar: Surface search I-band

Optics: Zeiss non-hull penetrating optronic mast
Electronic warfare
& decoys:

ESM: Grintek Avitronics , intercept + radar warning receiver

ELINT: Saab S/UME-100 tactical electronic support measures
Armament:

The sponsor of S102, Mrs. Mittah Seperepere named the submarine at a ceremony in Emden, Germany on 14 March 2007.[3]

Background

South Africa placed a contract for three Type 209/1400 submarines in July 2000 on Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) and Thyssen Nordseewerke. The Type 209/1400 submarines replaced the French-built Daphné-class submarines, SAS Spear, SAS Assegaai and SAS Umkhonto which were decommissioned in 2003. The Heroine class are sometimes considered to be South Africa's first "true" submarines, as they were more suited to being underwater than the Daphné models.[4]

Charlotte Maxeke arrived in Simon's Town on 7 April 2006.[5]

Deployments

  • ATLASUR VIII - 2010 - exercises between the Brazilian, Argentinean, Uruguayan and South African defence forces.[6]

References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-05-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. http://www.info.gov.za/speeches/2007/07050311151001.htm%5B%5D
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2013-04-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Leon Engelbrecht (2008-02-05). "SA gets third submarine". ITweb. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2012-05-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2012-05-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)



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