Thanks to the Simons’s Town Museum for providing many of the photos here…..

The Captains

CAPTAIN SUPERINTENDENTS from 1922 to 1942 while the ship was moored in Simons Bay…
1922–1923: Lieutenant Thomas Marmeduke Goddard RNR, [known as Tim Goddard]. - (No image)
1923–1924: Commander R.R. Rosoman DSO RN [Ret] - (No image)
1927-1937: Captain A.T. Yardley DSC. RD. - (No image)

The Cadets

Some early photos of cadets serving on the training ship “General Botha”….

Group Photos

SHIPS COMPANY PHOTOGRAPHS Photos courtesy of Simon’s Town Museum

Ship's Album

These unique photographic records of the ship were taken in the late 1930′s on the instructions of Captain J. Pennington, who appears in several of the photographs. The PT Instructor is Chick Chapman.

Simon's Bay

THE SHIP AND SIMON’S BAY - From 1922 to 1942 the SATS General Botha was moored in Simon’s Bay, and took part in many naval and nautical occasions. These photographs give a selection of views taken during the period. Most of the photographs were taken by Bert Costick, Signals Instructor, and are now in the possession of the Simon’s Town Museum.

Ship Routines

BOATWORK - One of the essential parts of life on the ship was the use of boats for transport to and from the jetty and in competitive races, depicted in the following photographs

Cadet Yeo's Album

The late Ronald Yeo’s well documented photographic record of his and his shipmates activities, team achievements and VIP visits offer an interesting view of a cadet’s life aboard the ship in 1931.
During that year cadet uniforms were changed from ‘square rig’ to ‘fore and aft’, as can be seen in these photographs. His seagoing career after the Bothie was with the British India Line, until the great depression brought him back to Johannesburg. He volunteered for the South African Air Force during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross while in action “Up North”. Yeo’s photographs and memorabillia were donated to the OBA by his son Brian, and are published here because of their historical interest and unique recorded detail

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Cadet Walker's Album

Cadet Robert Ross Walker 1934-1935 # 781 - Robert now lives in Walker Bay, New Zealand. These photographs were kindly sent to us by Patricia Frykberg.