Andries P Putter

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Andries P Putter
Born (1935-12-02) 2 December 1935 (age 78)
Brits, North West
Allegiance South Africa
Service/branch South African Navy
Years of service 1960-1990
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held
  • Chief of the Navy
  • Chief of Naval Staff
  • SAS Pretoria

Vice Admiral Andries Petrus Putter SSA (born 2 December 1935) was a South African military commander, who served as Chief of the South African Navy twice, first from 1982 to 1985[1] and again from 1989 to 1990[2] He was born in Brits in 1935.[3][4]

He joined the Navy after a career in the Merchant Navy in 1960. In 1969 he commanded the SAS Port Elizabeth and became Senior Officer of the Minesweeper Flotilla.[5] In 1982 he was appointed Chief of Naval Staff and in 1985 as the Chief of the Navy

He later served as Chief of Defence Intelligence

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fact file: Chiefs of the South African Navy | DefenceWeb
  2. ^
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Navy Chief retires after 29yrs". Die Burger. 22 March 1989. 
  5. ^ Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Ronald A Edwards
Chief of the South African Navy
Succeeded by
Glen Syndercombe
Preceded by
Glen Syndercombe
Chief of the South African Navy
Succeeded by
Lambert Woodburne