Before whale claw

Before whale claw

I 1925 came slipway to Petter Sørlle. Despite the fact that this made working up the whale easier in bad weather, it was still a dangerous job to get the whales up on deck. Whale Kloa did not come until the 1931/32, before this had two men lowered into the steeps and stick padded wire to the whale's tail so that the whales could be drawn up.
Photographer: unknown.
Hvb Globe XII

Hvb Globe XII

Melsom & Melsom its Whaler Globe XII. built in 1949 and caught for Flk Norhval until she was laid up in 1962.
1965 she was sold to Bergen, renamed Own and converted to purse seiner. The steam engine was replaced with a diesel engine 1350 HK.
1988 she was sold to AES and renamed No Hildur.
1999, sold to Sjøvik Africa A / S, Molde, and renamed Nera Atlantic. Same owner in 2005.
Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.
Photographer: Dr. Bentze.
Year: 1956-1962
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