Third corvette arrives in Simonís Town
May 31, 2004
The third new stealth corvette for the South African Navy arrived at the Simonís Town naval base from Germany yesterday (Sunday, 30 May 2004).
SAS Spioenkop is the third in a series of four Meko A200-SAN class corvette/frigates ordered from the German frigate consortium, and follows SAS Amatola and SAS Isandlwana, which arrived in November and March respectively (see reports in this column dated 15 March 2004, 25 February 2004 and 11 November 2003).
A fourth corvette, SAS Mendi is expected in Simonís Town later this year.