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SAS Isaac Dyobha
Career (South Africa)
Name: SAS Isaac Dyobha
Namesake: Reverend Isaac Dyobha, a chaplain in the SA Native Labour Corps who died in the sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917[1]
Operator: South African Navy
Builder: Sandock Austral, Durban
Laid down: 16 Mar 1979[2]
Commissioned: 27 July 1979
Homeport: Durban
Status: in active service, as of 2022
General characteristics
Class & type: Warrior class strike craft
Type: Missile boat
Displacement: 415 tons (450 tons full loaded)
Length: 58 m (190 ft)
Beam: 7.62 m (25.0 ft)
Draught: 2.4 m (7.9 ft)
Propulsion: 4 MTU 16V 538 diesel engines, four shafts, total of 12,800 hp (9,500 kW)
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 17.5 kn (32.4 km/h)
1,650 nmi (3,060 km; 1,900 mi) at 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 45 officers and crewmen

SAS Isaac Dhobya is a Warrior class strike craft of the South African Navy, currently configured as an Offshore Patrol Vessel.

She was commissioned in 1979 and originally named SAS Frans Erasmus for former National Party cabinet minister Frans Erasmus, she was renamed on 1 April 1997.[3] She was upgraded in 2012/2013 to an Offshore Patrol Vessel role.[4]

The SAS Isaac Dhobya is currently employed with anti piracy patrols.[5]


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