Johan Charl Walters

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Johan Charl Walters
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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

Vice-Admiral Johan Charl Walters SD SM MMM SAN (Rtd) (1919–1993) was 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:

Awards and Decorations[edit]


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  3. ^ a b c Du Toit, Allan (1992). South Africa's fighting ships past and present. Ashanti Publishing. ISBN 978-1874800507. 
  4. ^ a b Goosen, C (1973). South Africa's Navy - the first Fifty years. W. J. Flesch & partners. ISBN 0 949989 02 9. 
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  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