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THE SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY AND ITS PREDECESSORS, 1910–2010: A CENTURY OF INTERACTION WITH COMMONWEALTH NAVIES
In this article, the history of the South African Navy (SAN) and its predecessors is reviewed, as well as the interaction with other Commonwealth navies during the years 1910 to 2010. Although the Union Defence Forces were established in 1912, the Union only acquired its first naval force in 1922, when the South African Naval Service (SANS) was formed. In the meantime, the country's naval defence was conducted by the Royal Navy (RN). During World War I, 164 members of the South African Divisiondoi:10.5787/38-2-92 fatcat:dp24caghqjbglnw5zyzwwgptke