The CSS Shaka, formerly the CS Shaka, bears the proud distinction of being the flagship of both the African Confederation Navy and the Confederated States of Africa1 Navy


African Confederation Navy

Confederated States of Africa Navy

Name: CSS Shaka
Namesake: Shaka kaSenzangakhona (Zulu King)
Ordered: 19 March 2021
Builder: Cape Town Shipping Industries.
Laid down: 22 June 2023
Launched: 13 May 2024
Commissioned: 25 December 2024
In service: 3
Reclassified: CS-01
Home port:

Robben Island Naval Base

South Africa


"He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. Navies shall bow before him"

(Psalm 72:8,9)

Nickname: "Old Salty" "Number One"
Status: in active service, as of 2050
General characteristics
Class and type: Shaka Class Aircraft Carrier
Displacement: 110,000 tonnes
Length: Overall: 1,092 feet (332.8 m)

Waterline: 1,040 feet (317.0 m)

Beam: Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m)

Waterline: 134 ft (40.8 m)

Draft: Maximum navigational: 37 ft (11.3 m)

Limit: 41 ft (12.5 m)


2 × Nuclear Reactors

4 × steam turbines 4 × shafts 260,000 shp (194 MW)

Speed: 31.5 knots (58.3 km/h)
Range: Essentially unlimited distance; 20 years.
Complement: Ship's company: 3,200

Air wing: 2,480

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