Schou's diary

by | Jan 3, 2019

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 25.10.1932

Arrived yesterday to the ice and began hunting. read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 26.10.1932

Still cloudy and a little colder. read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 27.10.1932

Still cloudy and a little colder. read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 28.10.1932

Flanged 5 whale... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 29.10.1932

Flanged 6 whales in the night. read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 30.10.1932

Flanged 6 whale. "Star 15" lost its propeller night, and we are now heading into the ice to repair it in a place where it is ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 31.10.1932

Flanged 4 whales in the night. It is finfint be and almost hot, even at night. Today is supposed daggjengen complete "Star 15". The ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 01.11.1932

"Star 15" is now finished. The propeller was put on yesterday, and the rest we did tonight. It was everything really nice, but it has been one ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 02.11.1932

Rather no whales today, Luckily; for it is purely a storm utpå with severe swell, so it would be almost fatal with whales on ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 03.11.1932

It's still ugly weather, but we have taken a whale in the night. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 04.11.1932

Weather gets still better, and we have flanged 4 whale. We go westwards constantly, likely to find larger whales. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 05.11.1932

Flanged 5 whales in the night and heaved up the sixth. It was prayer day yesterday, but we jo night after, so we got free at 7 last night. ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 06.11.1932

Flanged 4 whales in the night. It is still cloudy, and supposedly very whale. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 07.11.1932

The whale seems now to be bigger since we are moving. we flanged 6 tonight, some of them so big that it was difficult to get them ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 08.11.1932

Flanged 5 whales in the night. It was snetykke from midnight onwards, but very mild. Now the weather is just fine again and completely calm. ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 10.11.1932

Nice weather again and silent. It gets brighter every night that goes. It is now dark just pm. 22.30 to about. at. 2. We have flanged ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 11.11.1932

Flanged 4 whale. It is snetykke and natural enough cold. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 09.11.1932

Flanged 6 whale. It blows up again now, and it was fairly miserable night. Night The gang gets increasingly more whales than daggjengen, and now it's all over read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 13.11.1932

Flanged 6 whale, but digester takes bad escaped, so it's a very stocked everywhere. Weather is alternating with small snow still vekk. ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 14.11.1932

Flanged 5 whale. It is now clear, but strong winds. Message today 19 785 hold and 195 whale. There will be an increment last week on 7595 hold and read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 15.11.1932

Flanged 8 whales in the night. It is reputedly the most part that is flanged on a shift so far this year. It was calm again, but it snowed one ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 16.11.1932

We go now full speed westward, and has no whales. At night we only had jigsaw work, and mostly sat quietly around ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 17.11.1932

We are still going and with all catchers ahead. We have no whales, and has begun with bardeskrubbere. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 20.11.1932

Finally came the first whale in a long time. It was "Star 12" who delivered it at midnight. we flanged 2 whales tonight but they were both ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 23.11.1932

It's brilliant sunshine again and probably whales. we flanged 4 tonight, but kept full boil anyway, It is difficult for fine whale. Though there ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 24.11.1932

Flanged 6 whales in the night. The boats are going increasingly into more whales than the factory ship can take away, and they are apparently now put on ration with 2 hval pr. ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 18.11.1932

We have now returned to the ice again, and still go without whale. – Øivind Look Photo: Whaling Museum's photo archive read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 19.11.1932

Still full speed westward. We have come away from the ice edge, but so many big iceberg in the night. – Øivind Look Photo: Al Greig read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 21.11.1932

It is full whaling again, and we took 7 whales in the night. There are still taken several whales at night than during the day. The message today is 21 read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 22.11.1932

Flanged 7 whales in the night again. The whale seems now to be bigger. Of 3 the night was approximately. 90 phot. Now it's almost like the whole night. Yesterday was ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 25.11.1932

Flanged 8 whale. We walked at night and entered the ice, so now it completely end to wobble. There are more than enough of whale, and the boats ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 26.11.1932

It is still nice weather. we flanged 7 whales in the night. There are big fat whale, and it gets boiled ca. 1300 barrels each day. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 27.11.1932

Last night there was boiled 1450 fat. There are currently a record year. It blows out now, again, and in rates was almost storm. We are driven read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 28.11.1932

Last night we had the first free night since we arrived on the field. It was nasty weather with a loud sea, and we lost 2 whale yesterday. One is apparently read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 29.11.1932

It is full whaling again with huge whale. we flanged 5 tonight, but it went slowly, for it wavered pretty much after the naughty weather ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 30.11.1932

Flanged 6 whale, but one of the units are set, so there is large warehouse. Nice weather. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 01.12.1932

Flanged 8 whale. "Star 15" came in the night in with 4 whales at once. Probably most of it is delivered by a boat at one time so far ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 02.12.1932

Flanged 7 whale. Last day there was a new record in oil 1510 fat. It's nice when we get so much meat. It is only 4 appliances such as ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 04.12.1932

Flanged 6 whale. It is the nicest night we've had to date. The whale is big and nice, but some have been fairly burned. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 05.12.1932

Flanged 6 whale. message today is 39 500 hold and 390 whale. Accretion last week 8650 hold and 89 whale. It is still nice weather, and ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 06.12.1932

Flanged 8 whales in the night. It was mostly small whales. It is again a record in oil 1550 barrels last day. Tonight it has blown up ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 07.12.1932

It's good weather again, but some wiggle, so we got only flanged 5 whale. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 08.12.1932

Flanged 6 whale. It's just great whales again. We are now in the ice, and there are a plethora of icebergs in all shapes and sizes. I ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 09.12.1932

Flanged 6 whale. Brilliant nice weather. Oddly enough, it is very better weather at night than during the day. We have been moving westward with gentle speed ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 10.12.1932

Flanged 4 whales in the night. It's good weather but cooler. Now take boats whale close, and release the long towing they had for ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 11.12.1932

Flanged 7 whales in equally fine weather. It is calm, but cloudy weather. The whale is becoming bigger and fatter, and we have begun to lean ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 12.12.1932

Flanged 7 whales in equally fine weather. The message today is 50 000 address 480 whale. Accretion last week's åltså 10 500 hold and 90 whale. – read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 13.12.1932

Flanged 4 whales again. At night it was totally quiet and warm. In Kokeriet it was almost creepy hot. Now forplangjengen on tank. The read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 14.12.1932

Flanged 5 whale. In the night, we have for the first time been entirely without electric light on the plan. Now we go westwards again after larger whales. – read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 15.12.1932

Flanged 8 whale. In the night it blew up, and it was pretty cold and miserable. Hopefully it goes fast over, for now we had come in so well ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 16.12.1932

Flanged 8 whale. It has been fairly miserable and cold at night and part snetykke, but fortunately no wiggle. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 17.12.1932

Flanged 7 whale. Now we have bad weather again with sea and strong winds. It is strange that the boats have been able to hold us with whales in the night, but now is ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 18.12.1932

Nu brighten it again, and it has ceased to blow. we flanged 5 whales in the night. One of these were shot by "Star 15" no more than 50 ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 19.12.1932

It is again full whaling, and it was all flenset 9 whales in the night. It is yet a record of one shift. The message today is 59 195 ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 20.12.1932

Flanged 9 whales in the night again. Now we again finfint be, and the boats have come in with 2 and 3 whale of a time. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 21.12.1932

Flanged 8 whale. Now it is starting to blow up again, but it is quite clear. It is strange how quickly the weather changes themselves here. Tonight ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 22.12.1932

Flanged 6 whale. At night it's just been great fin whales. It blew strongly all night, and it seems to diminish the whale. – ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 23.12.1932

Now the wind gitt completely, and we flanged 7 whales in the night of which a couple of very large. If good weather persists, there will probably be none ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 24.12.1932

Christmas Eve oprant with brilliant fine weather from the morning of. That's right julevær, although most people may want naughty weather and ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 25.12.1932

Yes now Christmas is over at least for us. It lasted exactly until. 1 tonight. Then it was on again. But it was time ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 26.12.1932

Now it's all 2nen Christmas Day, but we celebrated the first day of the night with roast pork and Christmas cake. we flanged 6 whales in the night, but so heavy ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 27.12.1932

The weather is still the same, and we flanged 3 whales in the night with great wiggle. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 28.12.1932

At night it was the first night in a long time without whale. The weather is nice again, so it's probably full whaling throughout the day. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 29.12.1932

Nice weather, but some wiggle. Flanged 5 whales in the night. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 30.12.1932

Flanged 7 whale. It is quiet and nicely, but part snetykke we had tonight. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 31.12.1932

Flanged 8 whales in the night. In the night came "Star 9" with the 2 the first fin whales this year. They were small and skinny and hopefully it won't be any more ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 01.01.1933

year 1933 began well with good weather and enough whale. Night The gang had free at. 1 New Year night, and also otherwise everything was as if Christmas Eve. read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 02.01.1933

Flanged 7 whale. It is difficult whale, and boats have been on ration days. the message is 79 000 hold and 730 whale. It will be a growth ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 03.01.1933

Flanged 7 whale. The weather is glorious and calm. There are again new oil record with 1700 barrels last day. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 04.01.1933

Flanged 7 whale. It's blown up a bit, but somebody's happy about it too, for digesters have had a beastly hot in some days. ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 05.01.1933

Flanged 8 whale. It blew pretty good tonight, but it has been clear. Whales are very small with lousy killer. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 06.01.1933

Flanged 8 whale. It's been a little better now and the weather is really nice again. At night it became utkokt 900 fat, and if daytime could do ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 07.01.1933

Flanged 8 whales in fair weather. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 08.01.1933

Flanged 7 whale. Whales have become bigger again, but they are not like a week ago. It is blowing pretty well now and at the moment it is ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 09.01.1933

Flanged 7 whales in fine weather. We had a pretty sunrise at 2 o'clock in the night. We lay inne between a Mengde difficult isfjell and impulse ice. The ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 10.01.1933

Flanged 8 whale. It was part snetykke and wiggle in the night, but otherwise quiet and nicely. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 11.01.1933

Flanged 8 whale. It is still wobbling and steady snow showers. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 12.01.1933

Flanged 8 whale. The weather is getting better and better. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 13.01.1933

Flanged 6 whale. It is quite clear weather now and fairly quiet. Tomorrow will probably "Peder Bogen" [tankers owned by A / S Ross Sea] ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 14.01.1933

Flanged 6 whale. It blows a good deal, and there is fog and snebyger. We went full speed fairly long into the night, but "Peder Bogen" has become ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 15.01.1933

Flanged 8 whale. Weather improves care, but it is still fairly thick. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 16.01.1933

Now are we just waiting for "Peder Bogen". The catch was stopped in the night after we had flanged 5 whale. There are no more ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 17.01.1933

Finally arrived transportbåten. It came last night, la but at a distance from Kokeriet. There was no whaling in the night. All the boats ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 18.01.1933

Flanged 7 whale. "The book" was moored utpå morning with 3 whales fenders. It wobbles part now, but it goes pretty well on schedule ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 19.01.1933

Flanged 6 whale. A part of the crew is going to tank on board the "Bogen", so there are little people on the plane. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 20.01.1933

Flanged 6 whale. It s getting tough on plan, but pumps run constantly. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 21.01.1933

Flanged 5 whale. One of "Shooter" catchers, "Shots 5" was yesterday inside with "Peder Bogen" with 2 man who was to home. All men off ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 22.01.1933

Flanged 5 whale. The tanks are now finished, and "Peder Bogen" will probably depart during the day. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 23.01.1933

Flanged 6 whale. "Peder Bogen" departed from here by midday yesterday. It's a lovely weather outside now and calm, but it all begins to read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 24.01.1933

Flanged 6 whale. It is calm but a little snetykke. In the night we have passed 1000 whale. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 25.01.1933

Flanged 6 whale. It is a Mengde whale here now. In the night so we 15-20 whale blown close, and all the boats chased so to speak in a cluster. ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 26.01.1933

Flanged 6 whales again. There are big fat whale, and the 6 at night it was 900 hold or 150 of each. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 27.01.1933

Flanged 6 whale. In the night it blew up a bit again, but it is certain none of it. Last day there was a new record in the cook-out with ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 28.01.1933

Flanged 5 whale. It's been fairly slow going in the night when a device has been left. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 29.01.1933

Flanged 4 whale. There have been bad weather in the night, and very acidic. Now there is no whale again, but was marginally improve in. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 30.01.1933

Weather is much better now, but it was quite sad tonight. Flanged 4 whale. Today's message 119 500 hold og1065 whale. the growth is ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 31.01.1933

Flanged 5 whale. Tonight we have seen fl.k. "Shooter" close. – Øivind Look Photo: Stuttgart Museum of Temporary History read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 01.02.1933

Flanged 4 whale, which one fin. It is thick fog nu, and it wobbles violently. It looks so bad out for continued whaling. ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 02.02.1933

Flanged 5 whale. It was unfortunately the whole 4 find whale. Weather is much better now, so hopefully we will soon start again. – ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 03.02.1933

Flanged 8 whale. It is quiet and nicely, but it was very fog in the night. Yesterday the "Star 9" with the season's first Knol. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 04.02.1933

Nice weather and enough whale. we flanged 8 in the night also. The boats are left on ration. This morning came "Star 9" by 6 knøl. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 05.02.1933

Flanged 9 whale, but part Knol find. It was part snetykke also. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 06.02.1933

Flanged 8 whale, but still Knol find. the message is 128 000 hold and 1145 whale. Weekly accretion becomes 8500 address 80 whale. ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 07.02.1933

Flanged 9 whale which 4 knøl. The weather is good, but there is no ice, without iceberg. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 08.02.1933

Flanged 8 whale, 7 blue and a finn. Hour productions remain constantly around 16-1700 fat. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 09.02.1933

Flanged 7 whales and this time only blue. In the night at 2-3 time began to blow up, and now it øket to clean storm. It is ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 10.02.1933

Flanged 5 whale. It blows pretty good now, and it is snetykke. For the moment it is completely stop. Last night was one of the Kosmos 2 boats ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 11.02.1933

Much has been ennu not improved, and we had just 1 whales in the night. Yesterday we saw "Cosmos 2" at fairly close range. It went the same way slowly ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 12.02.1933

Flanged 7 whale, which 2 finn. Been better, but it's been cooler. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 13.02.1933

Flanged 6 blue and 2 finn. The weather is beautiful again right "hvalvær". Just nu coat "Kos 5" just past us. It's supposedly "cosmos" like ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 14.02.1933

Flanged 9 whale, and now just blue. In the night at 1 o'clock we got quite right eye on the lights of the "Kosmos". Now we are all 4 factory ships and 30 ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 15.02.1933

Flanged 3 blue and 7 finn. Yesterday we went part to get away from other boats. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 16.02.1933

Flanged 2 blue and 6 finn. It's good weather now, completely calm. It's almost too good that it may take some time. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 17.02.1933

Flanged 2 blue and 8 finn. Tonight is almost all men of natgjengen down on the last tank to be cleaned. – Øivind Schau read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 18.02.1933

Flanged 3 blue and 7 finn. The last few nights it has been a wonderful weather with moon skin and completely silent. But it goes well to note that read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 19.02.1933

Flanged 3 blue and 8 finn. There must be a lot of fin whales here, but there is no size of them. Anyway we will manage between 16-1700 fat ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 20.02.1933

Flanged 4 blue and 4 finn. Today we resign 149 000 hold and 1360 whale. It is a very good message, especially now when it's so very bad ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 21.02.1933

Flanged 3 blue and 5 finn. Weather is no longer so nice now. It blows a part, and it is snetykke. At the moment we are running at full speed ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 22.02.1933

Flanged 3 blue whale. Now we lack certain just a few whales, due to be launched today. The boats have been with "Cosmos 2" and received fuel oil, saw it ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 23.02.1933

Now the whaling finally earnest, but it is blown up out of storm. It's so Im now that we could not get proviantert "Star 15". It has ... read more

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 24.02.1933

Now the night gangs gone over to the day again. We have not come off until now tonight at Due to the storm. As far as we know, we are ... read more