· WALKAROUND S.A.S. DRAKENSBERG

Sergio Bellomo visited the Naval Base of our city on the occasion of the presence of the replenishment ship SAS Drakensberg of the South African Navy, wich participated in the Naval Exercise Atlasur VII, developed jointly with the navies of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. These are biennial operations developed by countries with coasts on the South Atlantic, using their surface and submarine units. The SAS Drakensberg (A301) is a fleet replenishment ship (AOR) of the South African Navy, with the primary role of assisting and supporting the SAN's combat vessels at sea. Built by the Sandock Austral shipyard in Durban, it is the largest and most sophisticated warship to have been built in South Africa.
Technical specifications:
Class and type: Replenishment vessel/Amphibious assault ship
Displacement: 12,500 tons full load (6,000 tons light)
Length: 147 metres - Beam: 19.5 m - Draft: 7.9 m (25.9 ft)
Propulsion: 2×6600 kW B&W V12 engines driving a single variable pitch propeller.
Speed: 21+ knots
Range: 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 14 officers, 101 enlisted
Armament: 4× Oerlikon 20 mm cannon; 6 × 12,7 mm Browning machine guns
Aircraft carried: 2× Atlas Oryx helicopters
Aviation facilities: 2 hangars - 2 landing pads (1 at bow, 1 at stern)

Source and more information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAS_Drakensberg_(A301)