William Joseph Damerell
T.S. "General Botha" 1941/42, cadet no. 1165
On leaving "Bothie" served as Cadet on Barque "Lawhill" (2.5 yr) passed 2nd mates in Durban 1945 and joined Union-Castle Line.
Passed mates in 1948 and Masters in 1951 in London.
Resigned in 1952 and joined SA Harbour Service at East London, served there and in Port Elizabeth.
Tug master in Cape Town 1960.
Pilot Cape Town 1962-65
Asst Port Captain Walvis Bay, Port Captain there 1978-81 Richards Bay 1981-83, Cape Town 1983-86. Retired
1986 and joined SA Navy & at present Navigation Instructor at Maritime Warfare School, Simonstown
1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Pacific Star & Victory medal