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Participant Country South Africa

Vice Admiral M S Hlongwane

Chief of Navy, South Africa

Chief of the Naval Staff

About Ship

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Ship Pennant

Ship's Crest

Captain Michael Boucher

Commanding Officer

PERSONAL PARTICULARS: 1. Surname : BOUCHER 2. Full Name : MICHAEL ANTHONY 3. Place of Birth : CAPE TOWN 4. Date of Birth : 30 SEPTEMBER 1963 5. Citizenship : SOUTH AFRICAN 6. Marital Status : MARRIED 7. Home Language: ENGLISH

We are looking forward to taking part in the IFR 16. It is with great honour that we will be partaking in this historical event.

About Chief of the Naval Staff

Vice Admiral M S Hlongwane

Chief of Navy, South Africa

Chief of the Naval Staff

About SAS Spioenkop

SAS Spioenkop SAS Spioenkop
Length Beam Draught NRT GRT
121x 16..34 6.5 1550 5120
The name Spioenkop originates from a famous battle that took place on the 24th of January 1900 during the Second South African War (previously known as the 2nd Anglo Boer War). The Battle took place between a far numerically superior British force and a Boer contingent under command of General Louis Botha. Spioenkop was a landmark in the vicinity of the town of Ladysmith. If translated in English Spioenkop Means “Spy hill”. The British forces under command of General Sir Redvers Buller attempted to relieve Ladysmith that was being besieged by Boer forces at the time. In the battle that developed around Spioenkop the Boers managed to oust the British force, which were forced to withdraw after suffering severe casualties. The SAS SPIOENKOP acquired her name from this battle. The ship was built at Blohm & Voss shipyards in Germany. Work on the vessel started on 28 August 2001 and the SAS SPIOENKOP was officially launched into German waters on 2 August 2003.

Ship's Crest

Ship's Crest
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About Commanding Officer

Captain Michael Boucher

Commanding Officer

PERSONAL PARTICULARS: 1. Surname : BOUCHER 2. Full Name : MICHAEL ANTHONY 3. Place of Birth : CAPE TOWN 4. Date of Birth : 30 SEPTEMBER 1963 5. Citizenship : SOUTH AFRICAN 6. Marital Status : MARRIED 7. Home Language: ENGLISH

We are looking forward to taking part in the IFR 16. It is with great honour that we will be partaking in this historical event.

Participating Delegates

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S.F. Petersen Rear Admiral JG Director, Fleet Force Preparation
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R.K.Kunyana Captain (SAN) Flag Captain

Achievements/Participation

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