"Djerv"

"Djerv"

Thor Dahl Hvb “Bold” in high seas.
Photographer: Morten Marinius Berg
Year: 1959/60
 
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Hvb "Diomed"

Hvb "Diomed"

A/S Vegas (H.A. Christensen, thereof C chimney) Whaler “Diomed” ex “Rosita”. “Rosita” was built in 1905 for C.A. Larsens Cia Argentina Fishing. Sold to Los Angeles Whaling Co. (H. Muller, The Angels), Panama, i 1927. renamed “Clemente”.
 
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Hvb & quot; Djerv"

Hvb & quot; Djerv"

Whaling boat “Bold” on the way into the digester “Thorshavet” with catch.

Year: 1959/60
Photo: Morten Marinius Berg. Thanks to Kjell Christian Z. Børresen
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Hvb "Duncan Grey"

Hvb "Duncan Grey"

Whaling boat “Duncan Grey”, on the way into Skaarø with whale in tow, will be joined by a passenger ship. It was not unusual at that time that passenger- and cruise ships entered the whaling stations or whaling factory to allow passengers to watch the capture of the world's largest animal.
“Duncan Grey” caught, together with “Nancy Grey”, for “The Anglo-Norwegian Whalefishing Co. Ltd.” the land station on Skaarø. Was later sold to Pesca, sent to Grytviken and renamed “small Karl”.
Photographer: unknown.

Trimming the rookies

The first whale boat I signed on as stoker was Don Miles. The job consisted in keeping Steamen (pressure in the boiler) upstairs, and spette slag that formed on the inside of the firebox.
This, I will tell about, occurred in mid-February and the boat was about 200 nautical miles from the station [Grytviken]. As rookie, I enjoyed no great respect from my superiors. One had to endure sarcastic units and inappropriate comments, and I found that what is reported is not always taken seriously.
I discovered one day water leakage from langstaget who went through the boiler. I reported this to 2. machinist. The answer I got was that there were signs that there was water in the boiler, something I perceived as a sarcastic response. He did not care about finding out what the cause of self was.
The next day I discovered that the firebox had sunk, something that was very serious. This I reported, 2. engineer took a glance, summoned quickly 1. machinist, which again ordered to put down the boiler pressure from 200 to 150 pound. Further, the rate set against Grytvika, and this injury meant that the boat had to be laid before the season was over. After this incident, I never got a rude comment from 2. machinist, and we worked well together hereinafter.

– Leif Brandt