Admirals Office

Simon's Town Historical Society

Admirals Office

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


The first correspondence with regard to this building was in October 1901. In 1902 it was decided to build a house which would consist of four bedrooms, one sitting room, one dining room and one kitchen. This was proposed by civil engineers in the Dockyard and plans were approved in 1903, with the building completed at the end of the same year. and it was known as the admiral's new office as the first was down in the West Dockyard. With the building of the East Dockyard in 1900 it was realised that the Admiral had to move to higher ground in order for him to communicate with the fleet. Remember that semaphore and signals by hoisting flags were the only way to pass signals to ships lying in the bay. You have to be able to see the ships to use this system. Upstairs was the admiral's office and down stairs his boat crew facilities.


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