Visit to SAS Assegaai

Mr Jeremy Mather’s, a member of Clovelly Country Club, kindly invited our students to tour the SAS Assegaai, a restored submarine based in the naval dockyard, at Simons Town. Originally acquired from the French in the early 70s SAS Assegaai became one of the first submarines to serve in the South African Navy. The interior has been perfectly preserved and our students saw all the equipment in its very compact setting.

The students learnt how the submarine dives and surfaces and they got a feel for the practicalities of life underwater. They even learnt how fresh air is generated when below sea. Amazing!

For some of our students it was the first time on water for most. For all of our students it was the first time on a submarine! What a fabulous experience. Thank you Mr Mather’s!

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