Nice pic, almost 34 years ago now.
The same shipyard and slipway that would have launched the indigenous frigates, cancelled just as construction was to begin.
I think the local subs (Type 209 derivative) were also to be built at the same yard?
It had all the facilities, including rail links directly into the yard.
I think the approximately 1400 Ratel IFV hulls were built by Sandock Austral before being railed upcountry for fitting out, so I assume they were built at the shipyard?
Edit: Yes. Ratel production at the shipyard before being railed up almost 600km to Boksburg.
A strike craft at the same yard.
At the time of SAS Drakensberg s construction, Sandock Austral had two construction slipways each being capable of constructing vessels sized 180m X 30m and weighing 30 000 tons.
Sandock Austral was the old Barens Shipyard before being purchased.