Catchers in circulation

Catchers in circulation

Union Whaling catchers laid on the docks in Durban. Whaling boat Wilfrid Fearnhead leftmost. This was built in Norway in 1948 and sold to the Union Whaling. I 1970 she was sold to Cheynes Beach Whaling Co. and renamed Cheynes IV. She remained there until the company laid up in 1978. Now she is on land in the museum park Whale World outside Albany.
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Photographer: Margaret surmon
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W.R. Strang

W.R. Strang

Union Whalings hvalbåt W.R. Strang, a converted Korvette purchased for Durban 1948.
 
 

The W.R. Strang was our fasted and longest range catcher. She would leave Durban, as seen in the photo, and go down to the whaling grounds about a week ahead of the factory ship to find the best area in the Southern Ocean to start whaling.

– Mike Cook

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Foto via Margaret surmon
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