Fact file: Chiefs of the SA Navy

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The head of the SA Navy is called the Chief of the SA Navy. Below follows a list of all incumbents in that post and its predecessors:
 
 
SA Navy, SA National Defence Force (1994 – present)
Chief of the SA Navy
·         V Adm Refiloe Johannes Mudimu                        March 1, 2005 – present
·         V Adm Johan Frans Retief                                  November 1, 2000 – February 28, 2005
·         V Adm Robert Claude Simpson-Anderson            April 27, 1994 – October 31, 2000
SA Navy, SA Defence Force (1957-1994)
·         V Adm Robert Claude Simpson-Anderson            September 1, 1992 – April 26, 1994
·         V Adm Lambert J “Woody” Woodburne                July 1, 1990 – August 31, 1992
·         V Adm Glen Syndercombe                                 July 1, 1985 – March 31, 1989
·         V Adm Andries P “Dries” Putter                          October 1, 1982 – June 30, 1990 (two terms)
·         V Adm Ronald A Edwards                                  February 1, 1980 – September 30, 1982
·         V Adm J Charl Walters                                      October 1, 1977 – January 30, 1980
·         V Adm James “Johnny” Johnson                         April 1, 1972 – September 30, 1977
·         V Adm Hugo H Biermann                                   July 1, 1966 – March 31, 1972
SA Navy Chief of Staff
·         R Adm Hugo H Biermann                                    May 1, 1955 – June 30, 1966
SA Naval Service & Seaward Defence Force, Union Defence Force (1912-1957)
SA Navy and Marine Chief of Staff
·         Cmdre Hugo H Biermann                                     December 1, 1952 – April 30, 1955
·         Brigadier Pieter de Waal[1]                            July 1, 1951 – November 30, 1952
Director SA Naval Force
·         Commodore Frederick J Deane                           December 1, 1946 – June 30, 1951
·         Commodore James Dalgleish                             March 21, 1941 – November 30, 1946
Director Seaward Defence Force
·         R Adm Guy W Hallifax                                       September 16, 1939 – March 28, 1941
Director SA Naval Services
·         vacant
·         Commander RFUP Fitzgerald                              June 4, 1928 – November 4, 1932           

Commander Norman H Rankin                                 April 1, 1922 – June 3, 1928





[1] SA Marine Corps