Title: Stop vandalism of SAS Pietermaritzburg
Location: Simon’s Town Museum
Description: It has been brought to the attention of the Simon’s Town Historical Society and the Civic Association that a salvor has been cutting and recovering steel from the wreck of the SAS Pietermaritzburg.
This ship was scuttled off Miller’s Point to act as an artificial reef. Apart from serving the South African Navy for many years the Pietermaritzburg, originally named HMS Pelorus, led the D-Day Invasion fleet on the 6th June 1944. Many feel that in the light of this ship’s history it should be left as is.
In order for a provisional protection order to be placed on the wreck it requires a meeting to be held at which the public must express their desire in this respect,.
A meeting will therefore be held at the Simon’s Town Museum and to which all interested parties are invited to attend.
Eric Mawhinney Chairman Simon’s Town Historical Society
and Lesley Shackleton Vice Chair STCA
Start Time: 17:30