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|Chief of the SA Navy
Vice Adm M.S. Hlongwane
|Deputy Chief Navy
R Adm D.G. Jamieson
|Chief of Naval Staff
R Adm A.E. Kubu
|Chief Director Maritime Strategy
R Adm S. Pillay
|Flag Officer Fleet
R Adm B.K. Mhlana
|Director Maritime Plans
R Adm (JG) K. Naidoo
|Director Naval Personnel
R Adm (JG) J.S. Matshimane
|Director Maritime Warfare
R Adm (JG) Douglas Faure
|Chief of Fleet Staff
R Adm (JG) L Katernic
|Director Fleet Force Preparation
RAdm(JG) S. Petersen
|Inspector General (SA Navy)
R Adm (JG) M. Nkomonde
|Director Naval Logistics
||Director Maritime Intelligence
R Adm (JG) N.S. Gumede
|Director Fleet Logistics
R Adm (JG) F. A. Hans
|Director Fleet Human Resources|
|Naval Budget Manager
Mr W.A.K. Van Rooyen
|Director Naval Transformation
R Adm (JG) E. Masanabo
|Director Maritime Diplomacy & Strategy
R Adm (JG) M.J. Josias
|Director Naval Engineering Services
R Adm (JG) K.J. Watson
|Flag Officer Commanding
R Adm (JG) D.M. Mkhonto
|Director Naval Reserves
R Adm (JG) R. Ndabambi
|Director Fleet Quality Assurance
Capt (SAN) R. Goveia
The italian navy was re-organised in 2013
COMFORSUB was replaced by COMFLOTSOM. COMFORAL became COMGRUPNAV TWO, what was the COMGRUPNAV TWO assumed the designation of COMGRUPNAV UNO and COMGRUPNAV1 / COMGRUPNAVIT took over the designation of COMGRUPNAV THREE.
COMFORPAT MARINA NORD Commander, Rear Admiral Roberto Camerini.
|Navy Chief of Staff||Capo di Stato Maggiore della Marina||Ammiraglio di squadra||Valter Girardelli|
|Navy Deputy Chief of Staff||Sottocapo di Stato Maggiore della Marina||Ammiraglio di squadra||Maurizio Gimignani|
|Commander in Chief Naval Fleet (CINCNAV)||Comandante in Capo della Squadra Navale||Ammiraglio di squadra||Donato Marzano|
|Commander in Chief Logistics Command (MARICOMLOG)||Comandante Logistico||Ammiraglio di squadra||Raffaele Caruso|
|Commander in Chief Schools Command (MARICOMSCUOLE)||Comandante Scuole||Ammiraglio di squadra||Salvatore Ruzittu|
|Commander Maritime Command North||Comandante del Comando Marittimo Nord||L'ammiraglio di divisione||Giorgio Lazio|
|Commander Maritime Command South||Comandante del Comando Marittimo Sud||L'ammiraglio di divisione||Eduardo Serra|
|Commander Maritime Command Sicily||Comandante del Comando Marittimo Sicilia||L'ammiraglio di divisione||Nicola De Felice|
|Commander Maritime Command Sardinia||Comando Supporto Logistico della Marina a Cagliari||Contrammiraglio||Francesco Sollitto|
|COMSUBIN||Comandante di Comsubin||Contrammiraglio||Paolo Pezzuti|
comandante del 1° Gruppo Navale,
Fleet Command is made up as follows:
|Italian name||Acronym||English name||Commander||Location||Ships/Units|
|Comando del Primo Gruppo Navale||COMGRUPNAV 1 / COMDINAV UNO||First Naval Group||Placido Torresi||La Spezia||Caio Duilio, Carlo Bergamini, Virginio Fasan, Carlo Margottini Maestrale, Grecale,Libeccio, Scirocco, Bersagliere, Vesuvio, Elettra|
|Comando del Secondo Gruppo Navale||COMGRUPNAV 2 / COMDINAV DUE||Second Naval Group Command||Giuseppe Berutti Bergotto||Taranto||Andrea Doria, Cavour, Luigi Durand de la Penne, Francesco Mimbelli, Aliseo,Euro, Zeffiro, Espero, Artigliere, Granatiere, Etna, Stromboli|
|Comando del Terzo Gruppo Navale||COMGRUPNAV 3 / COMDINAV TRE||Third Naval Group Command||Alberto Maffeis||Brindisi||Garibaldi, San Giorgio, San Marco, San Giusto|
|Comando delle Forze da Pattugliamento per la Sorveglianza e la Difesa Costiera||COMFORPAT||Commander Patrol Forces||Mario Culcasi||Augusta||COMSQUACORV: Minerva, Urania, Danaide, Sfinge, Chimera, Driade, Fenice, Sibilla
COMSQUAPAT 1: Cassiopea, Libra, Spica, Vega
COMSQUAPAT 2: Cigala Fulgosi, Borsini, Foscari, Bettica, Sirio, Orione
|Comando delle Forze Anfibie||COMFARANF||Amphibious Forces Command||Rosario Walter Guerrisi||Brindisi||San Marco Marine Brigade
Logistics and Training Regiment Carlotto
Gruppo Mezzi da Sbarco
|Comando dei Sommergibili||MARICOSOM||Submarine Command||Dario Giacomin||Taranto||COMFLOTSOM: submarines Pelosi, Prini, Longobardo, Gazzana, Todaro, Scirè|
|Centro di Addestramento Aeronavale||MARICENTADD||Naval Air Training Center||Pasquale Guerra||San Vito||Navy Programming Centre (MARICENPROG)|
|Comando delle Forze Aeree||COMFORAER||Italian Navy Fleet Air Arm||Giorgio Gomma||Santa Rosa|
|Centro per le Telecomunicazioni e l'Informatica||MARITELE||Centre for Telecommunications and Information Technology||Roma|
|Comando delle Forze di Contromisure Mine||MARICODRAG||Mine Countermeasures Forces Command||contrammiraglio Henry Pacioni||La Spezia||COMSQUADRAG 53: ships Numana, Rimini, Sapri, Termoli, Viareggio, Vieste
COMSQUADRAG 54: ships Alghero, Chioggia, Crotone, Gaeta, Lerici, Milazzo
COMSQUAIDRO: Magnaghi, Galatea, Aretusa, Leonardo, Rossetti, Martellotta, Alliance
|Quartier Generale Marina||QUARTGENMARINA||Naval Headquarters||Roma|
|Comando Flottiglia Unita' Ausiliarie||COMFLOTAUS||Auxillary Unit Command||La Spezia||COMGRUNAVADD: Astice, Mitilo, Murena, Porpora
|Comando Decimo Gruppo Navale Costiero||COMGRUPNAVCOST 10||Tenth Naval Coastal Command Group||Sentinella, Vedetta, Esplotare|
|Chief of the Defence Staff||Il Capo di Stato Maggiore della Difesa||Generale||Claudio Graziano|
|Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff||Sottocapo di Stato Maggiore della Difesa||Generale di Squadra Aerea||Roberto Nordio|
|Chief of Joint Operations||Il Comandante del Comando Operativo di Vertice Interforze||Ammiraglio di squadra||Giuseppe Cavo Dragone|
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1 September 1962 |
|Sail no||SA 1|
|Designer(s)||Ricus van de Stadt|
Voortrekker is a 50ft racing yacht that became famous for placing 1st on handicap in the 1968 Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race and for placing 2nd in the 1982/83 BOC Challenge despite being 14 years old and considered obsolete.
The Springbok Ocean Racing Trust announced that South Africa would have an entrant in the 1968 Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race and began fund raising to build a yacht. A design was ordered from Ricus van de Stadt and the order to build her was placed with Thesens of Knysna. Originally designed as a ketch, she was later re-rerigged as a racing sloop by Brian Lello.:29 Lello was the then editor of the SA Yachting magazine, who created a technical outline of what was needed to create a race winner. This outline was sent to Van de Stadt who then created the design for Voortrekker.:30 Thesens of Knysna won the tender and quoted R35 000 for the construction. However no financial backers came forward so Dr Anton Rupert of the Rembrandt Group offered to guarantee payment so that construction could begin.
At the same time the Trust began looking for a skipper and Bruce Dalling was selected to be her first skipper.
In 1969 Voortrekker was handed over to the South African Navy Sailing Association, to be used for sail training and to take part in ocean racing for South Africa.:27
Warrant Officer of the SANDF
Incumbent Mothusi Kgaladi 1 September 2011 to date
Previous: Wo Jakes Jacobs 1999 to 29 Sept 2006 - sa soldier nov 06 page22 WO Johan Scheepers 2006 to 2011
Chief of Staff Operations
This article looks at the organisation of the South African Navy.
The move to Pretoria
In 1977 the Naval Headquarters, previously based in Simon's Town, the site of the Naval base, was moved to Pretoria to bring the Headquarters closer to the rest of the Defence Force. The Headquarters had been based in Simon's Town since 1957, when the Naval Base was handed over to South Africa in terms of the Simonstown Agreement.
The purpose of the Naval Headquarters Unit was there "to support the Chief of the Navy and his five Chiefs of Naval Staff and their Staff Officers in matters pertaining to personnel, administration, operations, logistics, intelligence and finance as well as most naval matters related to the inland area".
Following the move to Pretoria, the Navy was organised into three functional Commands (Operations, Logistics and Training) along with two Area Commands in 1980, Naval Command Cape (COMNAVCAPE) and Naval Command Natal (COMNAVNAT), with South West Africa (COMNAVWB) being added later. COMNAVNAT was later renamed COMNAVEAST.
Naval Operations Command (commanded by Commodore Bill Hogg) was headquartered at the Silvermine maritime communications and surveillance centre. Control and communication went out to COMNAVCAPE, COMNAVNAT or COMNAVWB.
Naval Logistics Command controlled the dockyards at Simonstown and Durban. Training Command was responsible for the training flotilla, four training bases and the Naval Staff College. The structure, with the 5 Chiefs of Naval Staff, looked like this:
In 1986, after a three year study into the structure of the Navy, a new structure was unveiled.:37 The Navy structure was simplified with two all operational functions split between two functional commands, Naval Command East and Naval Command West, which were established on 28 February 1986.
After the disestablishment of the NAVCOM structure, the South African Navy went through a restructuring process that saw the establishment of a 2 tier command and control structure, consisting of Naval Headquarters in Pretoria and a single Naval Base and all units, flotillas and independent ships.
The line functions were split into 2 legs - Naval Operations and Naval Support
Chief of Naval Operations
The Chief of Naval Operations commanded the following units:
- SAS Scorpion and the Strike Craft flotilla
- Naval Station Durban
- SAS Jalsena
- SAS Hugo Biermann and the submarine flotilla
- SAS Chapman and the MCM flotilla
- SAS Tafelberg
- SAS Protea
- SAS Drakensberg
- SAS Simonsberg
leads the strategic direction process of the SA Navy which ultimately culminates in the supply of supported maritime warfare capabilities, meeting the needs of the Maritime Defence Programme, for employment, through Chief of the Navy, to the Chief of the South African National Defence Force. He also takes responsibility for naval policy and doctrine as well as the coordination of collaborative efforts in creating a common maritime defence for the SADC.
In pursuance of the Simon's Town agree- ment, the Royal Navy Dockyards and other facilities in Simon's Town were signed over to the Union of South Africa on 1 April 1957. The SA Navy took possession of the Dockyards at a ceremony in the East Dockyard on 2 April 1957. Simon's Town now became the main base of the SA Navy while its former base on Salisbury Island, Durban closed. During the remainder of 1957 and early 1958 there was still a large contingent of Royal Navy personnel housed in Simon's Town. For a short while the SA Navy's Chief of Naval Staff (Chief of the Navy) and his staff co-existed with the Royal Naval Commander in Chief. The latter relocated to Youngsfield in 1958-59. While SA Naval Headquarters now functioned from Simon's Town, operational control was still exercised by Coastal Command (Navy) located at Youngsfield. In 1959 the operations function was transferred to the newly formed Directorate of Naval Operations and Planning of SA Naval Headquarters in Simon's Town. The Chief of Naval Staff and his senior staff occupied the present Naval Base Simon's Town headquarters building. It soon became clear that, in order to provide an efficient support infrastructure, an organisation removed from the higher level functions of Naval Headquarters was required. On 1 June 1960 the restructured Coastal Command (Navy) commissioned under the command of Capt J. C. C. Rice. The unit's function was the day-to-day administration of the naval infrastructure in Simon's Town. This included such tasks as messes and canteens, housing, security, military police, transport, sport, harbour services, etc
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