Hvb "Star VI" ex "Alex Lange" (1923)

Hvb "Star VI" ex "Alex Lange" (1923)

HVB “Star VI” on an expedition in the Ross Sea sometime after 1925. Båten the “Alex Long” 1923-1925. Propeller Replacing the ice was a complicated and not harmless operation, but the alternative was to send whale boat to Australia or South Africa for docking and it would mean several weeks or perhaps months out of the catch.

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Photo: Jeanette McKay

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Flk "Sir James Clark Ross"

Flk "Sir James Clark Ross"

Cooking plant number eight in a series of 10.
Flk “Sir James Clark Ross” (II) photographed Ross Sea by Eric Douglas on S / Y “Discovery” during the second B.A.N.Z.A.R.E. expedition (British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition) i 1930/31.
Photographer: Eric Douglas.

Eric Douglas was the time one flyveoffiser, but ended his career in the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) as a group captain. On both B.A.N.Z.A.R.E. missions, he was one of two pilots on Gipsy Moth seaplane VH ULD. The second pilot on both voyages were pilot Lieutenant Stuart Campbell. They were taken from the RAAF to the two voyages of Sir Douglas Mawson. All whaling pictures were taken during the second voyage (1930/31), when Discovery was in areas that were driven whaling.

Thanks to S.E. Douglas, Melbourne, Australia.

Size Comparison

Size Comparison

For those of you who are wondering how big a whaling factory on 14 500 was crying, I have made a quick comparison. The ships are MS Color Fantasy which currently trafficked between Oslo and Kiel and Sir James Clark Ross built in 1930. As is evident from the illustration that was factory ships large vessels to be 1930, but among today's cruise ships and super-container ships as they continued only medium. Today, for example,. Maersk's Triple E class container ships that are on the whole 1312 phot, which is about as Sir James Clark Ross and Color Fantasy submitted by ovenin.