Andries Putter

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Vice Admiral Andries Petrus Putter SSAS SD MMM (2 December 1935 - 17 July 2014) was a South African military commander. He served as Chief of the South African Navy twice, first from 1982 to 1985 and again from 1989 to 1990.[1][2]

He was born in Brits in 1935.[3][4]

He joined the Navy in 1960 after a career in the Merchant Navy. In 1969 he commanded the SAS Port Elizabeth and became Senior Officer of the Minesweeper Flotilla.[5] In 1982 he was appointed Chief of Naval Staff and in 1985 as the Chief of the Navy. He later served as Chief of Defence Intelligence.

Putter died in Johannesburg, South Africa from kidney failure, aged 78.[6]

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  1. Fact file: Chiefs of the South African Navy | DefenceWeb
  2. SADF.info
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa Report. Foreign Broadcast Information Service. 1983.
  4. "Navy Chief retires after 29yrs". Die Burger. 22 March 1989.
  5. Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. ISBN 978-0-9583173-3-7.
  6. Jansen, Julian (July 19, 2014). "Oudhoof van vloot sterf toe hart, niere ingee Saterdag 19 Julie 2014". Die Beeld. Retrieved July 19, 2014.