1917 in South Africa

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1917 in South Africa
1914 1915 1916 « 1917 » 1918 1919 1920

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

January
  • 16 – The SS Mendi, a troopship, sets sail from Cape Town to Le Havre, France, transporting 823 members of the 802nd South African Native Labour Corps.
February
  • 21 – The SS Mendi is struck on the starboard side by the SS Darro, an 11,000 ton liner, and sinks with 646 people losing their lives.
September
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 188, ref. no. 200954-13
  2. ^ a b Holland, D.F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8.