A171 HMS Endurance makes her approach to Simon’s Town Naval Harbour, with tugs ZTRF Indlovu and ZTTS Tshukudu in attendance.
On the extreme left, the Museum Ship CS Cable Restorer and the Environmental Protection vessel Ruth First. On the other side of the quay from these are the Hydrographic Survey vessel A324 SAS Protea (white hull) and the Uruguay frigate ROU-1, Uruguay.
Three of the four South African ‘Valour’ class frigates are visible (the fourth is in the dry dock): Left to right these are F145 SAS Amatola, F146 SAS Isandlwana and F147 SAS Spioenkop.
The South African Combat Support vessel A301 SAS Drakensberg lies across the quay from F145/F146.
Mine Hunter vessels M1212 SAS Umhloti and M1142 SAS Umzimkulu, with the P1552 SAS Tobie, P1553 SAS Tern and the Sealab 1 in the still water basin.
Other vessels in the still water basin are (L-R) the tugs De Neys and ZTAG Umalusi, the distinctive ‘horns’ of the oldest SA Navy vessel in active service, Yard Craft 221, otherwise known as the ‘Mooring Lighter’ dating from 1901, two brand new Police Sea Border Patrol Vessels ZR7322 Inkosazana and ZR7401 Indlovukazi, and the new type 209 submarine SAS S103 Queen Modjadji I. Picture by David Erickson via ports.co.za