T.S. "General Botha", Gordons Bay, 1925/26, cadet no. 214
After Bothie apprenticed to Clan Line. Reported in "Both Watches" 1958: Deceased. Commander in S.A. Navy. Was in command of the anti-submarine vessel 'Southern Maid,' in the Mediterranean Theatre of convoy operations (WWII).
His unique distinction was that of being Captain of the Loch-Class frigate S.A.S. Natal, the only South African warship whose sinking of a German U-Boat was fully confirmed by the admiralty.
Passed away in 1957 and buried at sea on the wreck of the S.A.T.S. General Botha.