Grytviken

Grytviken

A well-known design of t. Andersson from a slightly different angle. King Edward Point med radiomaster (listed 1923/24 along with other buildings that were used by the Discovery Program) and “I stride II” by Harpon-brygga.
See more from Theodor Andersson's photo collection on Hvalfangstarkiver.no
Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.
Photographer: Theodor Andersson
Year: 1926-32
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Flk "Kommandøren I"

Flk "Kommandøren I"

Kokeri Nummer 3 in a series of 10.
A / S Vega (H. A. Christensen, Sandefjord) Sitt kokeri “Commander In”. This factory ship caught with losses outside Kamchatka, Mexico, Galapagos and the Bering Strait in four seasons. The ship was sold to Pesca in 1927 and renamed “Ernesto Tornquist”. Served as factory ship until 1930. After circulation in Sandefjord, she converted to transport ships for the route Grytviken – Norway, and in this role until she wrecked without loss of life in 1950.

Japanese Whaler

Japanese Whaler

Japanese Whaler Toshi Maru No. 12 which operated for Taiyo Ggyogyo Kabushikikaisha on the way out of Grytviken in 1963/64 (who was last season with the capture of the station). The product produced was whale meat for the Japanese market.
Thank you to Hayato Kujira for information on TGK.
Photographer: Dave Wheeler
Year: 1963/64
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Elephant seals hunting

Elephant seals hunting

A sealer runs an elephant bull down towards the waterfront in the Bay of Isles. This bull was probably about 10 years old and may have weighed three and a half tons. Only bulls over 3,5 meters from nose tip to tail was allowed to take, and the number was strictly controlled.
Argentine Pesca bye monopoly on elephant seal hunting in South Georgia. This gave an okay addition in profits each year, and especially towards the end of whaling should it play a role. But it was never so profitable that it could make up for a shortage of whale.
Photographer: Nigel Bonner
Courtesy of Jenny Bonner.
Thanks to Sarah Lurcock at the museum at Grytviken on South Georgia for the original caption to this slide.
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