Johan Charl Walters

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Johan Charl Walters
Johan Charl Walters.jpg
Born (1919-01-09)January 9, 1919
Moorreesburg, South Africa
Died February 9, 1993(1993-02-09) (aged 74)
Parow, South Africa
Allegiance South Africa
Service/branch South African Navy
Years of service 1941 to 1980
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held Chief of the South African Navy
Awards

Vice-Admiral Johan Charl Walters (1919-1993), SD SM, South African Navy (Retired) is a former Chief of the South African Navy.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 9 Jan 1919 in Moorreesburg and was christened on 2 Mar 1919[1]

Naval career[edit]

He was trained at the General Botha Training college from 1934 to 1935 and joined the Ellerman Hall Line after leaving General Botha.[2]

He served in World War II on a number of ships:

  • 1941 to 1941 - Sub Lt. HMSAS Oostewal
  • 1941 - 1942 HMSAS Natalia in command as a Sub Lieutenant[3]
  • 1943 HMSAS Bluff
  • 1944 Lt HMSAS Soetvlei
  • 1944 to 1945 HMS Salvestor
  • 1946 HMS Chaster, HMS Indefatigable, HMS Barcross,[4] HMS Barbrake
  • 1947 HMS Rockrose 1947 to 1954
  • Lt Cdr HMSAS Pretoria
  • 1955 HMS Scott, HMS Shackleton
  • 1956 HMSAS Protea
  • 1957 to 1963 CDR HMSAS Natal[5]
  • 1964 to 1974 Navy Hydrographer (S.A.)
  • 1975 - 1976 Rear Admiral Chief of Naval Staff Logistics (S.A.)
  • 1 October 1977 to 30 January 1980 Vice Admiral Chief of Navy[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.waltersfamilie.co.za/walfeb2008/pafg18.htm
  2. ^ http://www.generalbotha.co.za/oldsalts/history.aspx?num=782&eng=False
  3. ^ Du Toit, Allan (1992). South Africa's fighting ships past and present. Ashanti Publishing. p. 69. ISBN 978-1874800507. 
  4. ^ Du Toit, Allan (1992). South Africa's fighting ships past and present. Ashanti Publishing. p. 140. ISBN 978-1874800507. 
  5. ^ Du Toit, Allan (1992). South Africa's fighting ships past and present. Ashanti Publishing. p. 163. ISBN 978-1874800507. 
  6. ^ Fact file: Chiefs of the South African Navy | DefenceWeb
Military offices
Preceded by
James Johnson
Chief of the South African Navy
1977-1980
Succeeded by
Ronald A Edwards