David Alfred Hall

T.S. "General Botha", Gordons Bay,  1925/26, cadet no.  214

After Bothie apprenticed to Clan Line. Reported in "Both Watches" 1958: Deceased. Commander in S.A. Navy. Was in command of the anti-submarine vessel 'Southern Maid,' in the Mediterranean Theatre of convoy operations (WWII).

His unique distinction was that of being Captain of the Loch-Class frigate S.A.S. Natal, the only South African warship whose sinking of a German U-Boat was fully confirmed by the admiralty.

Passed away in 1957 and buried at sea on the wreck of the S.A.T.S. General Botha.

Obituary - 1957

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