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 Post subject: Re: City Class ex-Lindau
PostPosted: 20 May 2013, 12:27 
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AllanRoy wrote:
Certainly looks like she is going to be cut up.

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Well the marine growth is quite heavy so it seems this could be the first time she has been slipped in a while.


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 Post subject: Re: City Class ex-Lindau
PostPosted: 23 May 2013, 20:13 
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And the cutting up has started

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 Post subject: Re: City Class ex-Lindau
PostPosted: 23 May 2013, 21:27 
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I wonder if they were worthwhile purchasing as they didn't seem to out live the Ton class by much. But hey if they were purchased for a song then why not.


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 Post subject: Re: City Class ex-Lindau
PostPosted: 24 May 2013, 06:27 
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I think they were donated by the Germans to SA.


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 Post subject: Re: City Class ex-Lindau
PostPosted: 19 Jul 2013, 12:25 
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Any updates?


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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2013, 17:56 
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mendi wrote:
I wonder if they were worthwhile purchasing as they didn't seem to out live the Ton class by much. But hey if they were purchased for a song then why not.


The Lindau class and our Ton class were much of the same vintage all being built in the late 1950s. However the German hulls were in far better shape than the Tons because they had been sheathed in glass fibre. We had a constant battle with toredo worm on the Ton class. The acquisition was one of those reckoned to give a few years extended training in the field of minesweeping - almost a dead art these days. The Napier Deltics on the Tons were also long out of production, difficult to maintain and very complex and costly engines even when new. The Maybachs on the Lindaus had better back-up. The exercise was not to increase fleet strength by any significant amount but merely to provide continuation training. It was reckoned to be cheaper than complete refurbishment of two of the Tons - which was the alternate option.


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 Post subject: Re: City Class ex-Lindau
PostPosted: 19 Jul 2013, 18:19 
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Update :smt023 taken a few days ago. Ruth First is now in the bay

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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2013, 19:05 
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update taken today

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 Post subject: Re: City Class ex-Lindau
PostPosted: 31 Jul 2013, 09:58 
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Hi all!

Driving home from work yesterday...having a look into Table Bay Harbour...i noticed a minesweeper tied up at the container terminal...abreast of the SA Agulhas.
Can anyone confirm which it is?
Perhaps i was seeing things...funny thing is...on the side of the Agulhas, reads: seeing is believing. :lol:

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PostPosted: 31 Jul 2013, 10:16 
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Hi all!

Driving home from work yesterday...having a look into Table Bay Harbour...i noticed a minesweeper tied up at the container terminal...abreast of the SA Agulhas.
Can anyone confirm which it is?
Perhaps i was seeing things...funny thing is...on the side of the Agulhas, reads: seeing is believing. :lol:


A photo would help - and failing that a general description. AFAIK there are no minesweepers in the SA Navy anymore. At least none active. The Vessels in Port does not show anything that leaps out as a minesweeper. Here's the list:

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SA Agulhas II, Leon Thevenin, Danah Explorer

Cape Town Harbour

Kamanga
Baltic Heather
Bela
Nagato Reefer
SVS Guardsman
Red Cedar
Titan
Matsuei Maru 28
Jungwoo 1
Sabando Tide
Hermes Arrow
Sakawe Explorer
Fairmount Glacier
Zhongji 2
Fairmount Glacier
Royal Harmony
Smit Amandla
SA Agulhas
Ya Toivo
OMS Heidelburg
Rio Alster
Northern Practise
DAL Kalahari

However they are sometimes lax about naval vessels.


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 Post subject: Re: City Class ex-Lindau
PostPosted: 31 Jul 2013, 10:37 
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thanks...almost certain it was a minesweeper...fully grey in colour.
Saw it from De Waal Drive, starboard side to.

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PostPosted: 31 Jul 2013, 11:41 
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Just been to the container depot and at 11.15 the only vessel close to Agulhas is Smit Amandla with Toivo close by and Algoa either arriving or departing,


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 Post subject: Re: City Class ex-Lindau
PostPosted: 31 Jul 2013, 11:54 
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I stand to be corrected, but i think it was at berth 500...

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PostPosted: 31 Jul 2013, 11:56 
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What Cape Town harbour really needs is a decent webcam ....


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PostPosted: 31 Jul 2013, 12:15 
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Just confirmed that the vessel name is the Grey Fox.
Currently no crew and just taking up space at the moment.

Check for pics on the net :wink:

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