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Half plate glass negative showing the ship General Botha taking up the width of the frame with a small section of the Newton King Wharf and hills in the background. 1924

The South African Training Ships General Botha was first named the HMS Thames before becomming a merchant naval training ship. It reverted back to its original name when it retired as a training ship and was sunk near False Bay near Simon's Town as a target.
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