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Simon"s Town dockyard

Simon"s Town Historical Society

Simon"s Town dockyard

the first hundred years

by Simon"s Town Historical Society

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Published by Simon"s Town Historical Society and the South African Naval Heritage Trust in Cape Town .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Docks,
  • In literature,
  • Navy-yards and naval stations,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Provides a comprehensive history of the East Dockyard at Simon"s Town and it"s influence on the town that was erected around it.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-235) and index.

    ContributionsNaval Heritage Society of South Africa
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTC355 .S56 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 250 p. :
    Number of Pages250
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25244735M
    ISBN 100620479329
    ISBN 109780620479325
    LC Control Number2011412184
    OCLC/WorldCa690478605

    Mines at Simon’s Town East Dockyard (Revision 2) Page 2 of 6 This photo shows the items to be mines – here seen aboard a Royal Navy vessel around ‐ The larger ones are lb gun‐cotton mines, and appear to be identical to the four in the Simon’s Town East Dockyard.   Aha Simon'S Town Quayside Hotel - Aha Simon'S Town Quayside Hotel is a few steps from Cape Boat Charters and features a unique location. There are 29 rooms/10(75).

    WhereDepart from Foreshore in Cape Town and travel by train to Simons Town, False Bay Coast, Cape Town, South Africa. WhenPlease enquire for train ride dates. Booking well in advance is essential as the rides are booked up months in advance. Sundays from 10h30 to 16h How muchPrices on request.. Telephone+27 (0)21 or +27 (0)21 OvernightStay nearby in Simons Town, in Cape Town. This venue is close to Simon's Town Boat Company and offers an easy, 10 minutes' walking access to the center of Simon's Town. Guests can dine in KISS A Foodie Place and Captain's Table located within a 5-minute walk of the property. Cape RADD is also a short walk away. The apartment is 19 miles from Cape Town International airport.

    Established in , Simon's Town Museum is a community museum situated in Simon's Town, a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa. Simonstown Museum is situated 1¼ km west of Simon's Town Dockyard Lighthouse. Photo: Oupoot, CC BY-SA   Life History Of Just Nuisance. Just Nuisance was born on April 1, , in the Rondebosch area of Cape Town, South Africa. Once he was of age, Benjamin Chaney purchased him and the two moved to Simon’s Town, where Benjamin would manage the United Services : Amber Pariona.


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Simon"s Town dockyard by Simon"s Town Historical Society Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Naval Heritage Trust and the Simon's Town Historical Society have joined forces to produce a book telling the story of the East Dockyard at Simon's Town from the start of the construction project in to the Centenary of the opening of the Yard in The book is, thus, to be published in the year Where people pray: Dockyard Church.

The Dockyard Church at Simonstown is truly a sailors' church. It occupies half of the top story of the stone mast-house built by the Dutch East Indian Company, and was first used for divine worship by the Anglican community about during the first occupation of the Cape.

The Dockyard Church of St. George at Simonstown is half of the upper room, or sail. History. A small dockyard facility was first established in Simon's Town by the Dutch East India Company in This was taken over by the British Royal Navy (RN) in the s, under whom the facility was further developed over the following century and a half.

A pair of handsome stone storehouses dating from the s stand on the seafront where they were built by the Dutch East Controlled by: South African National Defence Force. The transfer of the Simon’s Town dockyard to Denel Integrated Systems and Maritime (DISM) is “a work in progress”.

Armscor chief executive Kevin Wakeford writes in the acquisition agency’s latest external newsletter: “A steering committee comprising relevant shareholders has been set up to manage the transfer of the dockyard from Armscor to Denel in line [ ].

Edward Coleman, an Engine Room Artificer (ERA) in Hecla, described Simon's Town in his book Navy Days (Andrew Books, ) as "quite a pleasing rural community, a few little shops, a small cinema and a pub or two.

The main street included a row of attractive colonial style buildings more or. List of aircraft at Simon Town Naval Dockyard, 16nm S of Cape Town, Simon s Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Simon’s Town Dockyard - The First Years. The history of the East Dockyard is intertwined with that of the town and whilst a number of books have been written on the town, we at last have the picture from behind the Dockyard wall, and a fascinating one it is.

The residents of Simon’s Town in those days were certainly a lot more fore-bearing. Find and book bed & breakfasts in Simons Town; Bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation in Simons Town. Live as a local, enjoy interacting with, and the advice of, your host, and save money by selecting a Simons Town bed and breakfast as an alternative to a local hotel.

Our owner-managed Simons Town B&Bs provide en-suite or shared bathrooms, and breakfast, which is included in the daily rate or. SA NAVAL DOCKYARD SIMONSTOWN (ARMSCOR), Cape Town, Western Cape.

likes. Public & Government Service5/5. DOCKYARD. ARMSCOR manages and operates the Naval Dockyard as the SA Navy’s (SAN) third-line maintenance and refitting authority.

The Dockyard focuses on maintaining the required capabilities to support the nation’s submarines, ships and shore-based support facilities.

It executes activities such as planned preventative maintenance. Simon's Town is a maritime naval town and home to the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Charming Simon’s Town is steeped in history and tradition, yet has many activities on offer from Boat Trips to Kayaking, beaches, museums, golfing, fishing, and the very popular Scratch Patch.

Choose your Simon's Town accommodation for a historical, relaxed getaway in a Bed & Breakfast, Hotel. Behind it is the museum of Simon’s Town. And a little further on is yet another church right at the aerial ropeway that ascends the hill above the bay.

Believe it or not, this used to be a very famous aerial ropeway that brought things from the dockyard below up to the naval sanatorium above the town. The collection, collation, preservation and exhibition of objects, documents, photographs and books concerning the history of Simon's Town.

One of the Society's main aims is to help the Museum. The Society plays an important part in keeping an eye on our main street - "The Historic Mile" as it is known - on which there is a preservation order. The town is named after Simon van der Stel, an early governor of the Cape Colony.

Naval Base Simon’s Town is the South African Navy’s premier naval base and provides support functions to the Fleet. A small dockyard facility was first established in Simon’s Town by. Cape Town - The capacity of the Simon's Town naval dockyard to support SA Navy ships is a major problem, navy chief Vice Admiral Refiloe Mudimu said on Thursday.

Magellan’s Passage in Simonstown, Cape Town is all about a celebration of discoveries, past and new discoveries hence. currently preserved by the SA Navy in Simonstown dockyard.

Fundraising dockyard tours courtesy of Simonstown Navy dockyard and SA Navy Trust Fund. Check availability and book online. Magellan's Passage. Naval Base Simon’s Town is the South African Navy’s largest naval base, situated in Simon’s Town, near Cape Town. The base provides support functions to Fleet Command.

A small dockyard facility was first established in Simon’s Town by the Dutch East India Company in   Cape Town is a beautiful part of South Africa and there are plenty of ways to get around while you’re here. One of the most unique ways of exploring the coastline is to take a steam train from Cape Town to Simon’s Town.

Atlantic Rail offers regular day trips around the peninsula from Cape Town to Simon’s Town and back. Simon's Town (Afrikaans: Simonstad), sometimes spelled Simonstown, is a town which is administratively a South Peninsula suburb of Cape Town, and is home to the South African Navy's Naval Base.

It is located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape more than two centuries it has been a naval base and harbour (first for the British Royal Navy and now the South Country: South Africa.

The following article on the history and restoration of the landmark Martello tower in Simon's Town appeared in the September edition of Bulletin. Thank you to David Erickson from the Simon's Town Historical Society for providing many of the museum photographs.

See comments section for more recent details on the the yearduring the Napoleonic War, the. Simon’s Town Museum was established inby the Simon's Town Historical Society.

They assisted with the building of the East Dockyard () and later found employment with the Simon’s Town Municipality and in the day to day activities of the expanding Dockyard. and the subsequent Forced Removal of the people of colour.Lower North Battery is a functional naval firing range authorized by Government Gazette.

The lower North Battery (then called Zoutman Battery) was designed by Thibault in and is the oldest fortification in South Africa that is still armed! (Information provided courtesy of Lt Cdr P. Nel in conjunction with Public Relations Office).Simon’s Town is an ideal base for exploring Cape Town and the Stellenbosch wine route but don’t miss out on Simon’s Town itself with its charming waterfront, naval dockyard tours and the historical Simon’s Town museum.

There are many pleasant restaurants in Simon’s Town and surrounds, offering something for everyone’s taste.