DIE SUID-AFRIKAANSE VLOOT: VERLEDE, HEDE, TOEKOMS. DEEL 1 ('n Kort Kritiese Evaluering)
South Africa has a total coastline of approximately 2 450 kilometres and that does not include the South West African coastline or that of the Transkei. In view of the above, South Africa cannot distantiate itself from the sea and through the years a naval force has developed, equal to the responsibility of the seaward defence of the country.
The origin and development of the South African Navy is the subject under discussion in this, the first part of the article. Part two is to be published in Militaria Volume eleven no four and deals more specifically with an analysis of the future.
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