oa Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies - The secret South African project team : building strike craft in Israel, 1975-79

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1022-8136
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0020



Though the history of the South African Navy (SAN) only dates back to 1922, for most of its history it depended on Britain for warships. The British Royal Navy on the other hand had an unbroken involvement with maritime defence along the South African Coast and the protection of the Cape Sea Route from 1806 to 1975 (when the Simon's Town Agreement was cancelled).

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