See also:coast of South Africa, 63 m. by
See also:sea N. by W. of Cape
See also:Town, forming a
See also:harbour . The
See also:part of the inlet is known as Hoetjes
See also:Bay . It has accommodation for a large
See also:fleet with deep
See also:water close inshore, but the arid nature of the
See also:country caused it to be neglected by the early navigators, and with the growth of Cape Town Saldanha Bay was rarely visited . Considerable deposits of freestone in the neighbourhood attracted
See also:attention during the later 19th century . - Proposals were also made to create a
See also:port which could be supplied by water from the
See also:river, 20 M. distant . From Kalabas
See also:Kraal on the Cape Town-Clanwilliam railway, a narrow
See also:line runs via Hopefield to Hoetjes Bay—126 m. from Cape Town . Saldanha Bay is so named after Antonio de Saldanha, captain of a vessel in Albuquerque's fleet which visited South Africa in 1503 . The name was first given to Table Bay, where Saldanha's
See also:cast anchor . On Table Bay being given its
See also:present name (1601) the older appellation was transferred to the bay now called after Saldanha . In 1781 a
See also:squadron under Commodore
See also:Johnstone 1731-1787) seized six Dutch East Indiamen, which, fearing an attack on Cape Town, had taken
See also:refuge in Saldanha Bay . This was the only achievement, so far as South Africa was concerned, of the expedition despatched to seize Cape Town during the war of 1781-1783 .
SALAS, or SAN MARTIN DE SALAS
FRIEDRICH CHRISTOPH VON SALDERN (1719-1785)
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