Fact file: Tobie-class inshore patrol vessels

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Vessels of the class:                                           
Name[1]
Builder
Laid Down
Launched
Commissioned
SAS Tobie (P1552)[2].
T Craft International, Cape Town.
June 1992.
SAS Tern (P1553)
T Craft International, Cape Town.
June 1996.
SAS Tekwane[3] (P1554).
T Craft International, Cape Town.
December 1996.
 

 



Designation:
Inshore patrol craft (PB[1])
Numbers:                                                             
Three.[2]  
Prime contractor:.
T Craft International, Cape Town
Cost:                                                                     
Associated project names:
Ship`s company:                                                
16 (1 officer).
Major dimensions & weights:
·         Displacement:                                             
·         Growth potential:                                       
·         Length:                                                         
·         Beam:                                                           
·         Draught:                                                       
·         36mt.
·         Not known.
·         22m.
·         7m.
·         0.9m.
Hull:      
Twin hull catamaran made from glass reinforced plastic (GRP, “fibreglass”) sandwich.  
Survivability:       
Not known.
Main machinery:                                  
Two ADE 444 TI 12-valve diesels, delivering 1.5mW (2000hp) to two Hamilton water jets.     
Performance:
·         Output, max (diesels):                               
·         Speed, max:                                
·         Range, miles:                                               
·         Endurance:                                  
·         Not known.
·         32kts.
·         530 at 22kts.
·         Not known.
Electronics:                                                          
·         Countermeasures:      
o        Decoys:
o        ESM/ECM:
·         Combat management system:  
·         Weapons control:       
·         Radars:         
o        Surface search:
o        Fire control: 
o        IFF:
o        Navigation: 
·         Sonar:                             
·         Not known.
·         Not known.
·         None.
·         None.
·         Racal Decca I-band
·         None.
·         None.
·         None.
·         None.
Armament:
·         Missiles:                                        
·         Guns:                                                            
·         Torpedoes:                                  
·         Helicopters:                
·         None.
·         1 x 12.7mm Browning HMG
·         None.
·         None.
Expected life-time:                                             
Not known.
Comment:           
Capable of carrying up to 15 people, they were ordered in mid-1991. Each carries a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) in the stern well. 
 


[1] Patrol Boat.
[2] Three more of the type was built for Israel in 1997.