SAS Haerlem

South Africa

HMS Brayford was laid down in Portsmouth in England in 1957 as a Ford class Seaward Defense boat ( SDB ) for the South African Navy, and was launched in June 1958. She served as a Survey hydrographic vessel before she was decommissioned in 1963. She was trasnferred to the Reserve fleet, and was finally stricken from the navy lists in the late 1980's. Stripped down and prepared as an artificial reef, she was deliberately sunk outside Hobie Beach in Port Elisabeth 30. November 1987. The broken and battered wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 17 to 22 meter in Algoa Bay. Also see her sister ship SAS Gelderland who was scuttled at Duiker Point in December 1988.

Former names:
P 3126
117,2 x 20,0 x 6,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
120 displ ( std )
Portsmouth ( UK ) 1958
( SA )

S 33°59.333' E 25°41.881

Last updated: January 2021