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.
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Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.
Photographer: Theodor Andersson
Year: 1926-32
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Leith Harbour

Leith Harbour

Picture taken in Leith Harbor on South Georgia between 1926 and 1932.
 
From Carlos Pereira in Montevideo we can add the following information about the image:
 

The ships are moored at the so-called “municipal pier” and in the distance is the “guano pier”. The day that the picture was taken was probably a holiday, (Boxing day?) as the first ship is full of people, probably coming from a nearby whaling station, and there are dressed or adorned ships with flags.
From left to right:
The first is a whale catcher and looks to me, because of the Norwegian flag and the funnel, like a Busen boat, probably Busen 5 or 6 built 1925 (see photo Norwegian Maritime Museum Digital Museum here.)
The second a cargo vessel unidentified, Norwegian flag, dark funnel.
Third, fourth, fifth and sixth are Salvesen whale catchers , all have gangways (photo post 1926 maybe 1927 1928?) by the casing and the form of the stem, I think they are: the three identical catchers build in 1925 by Smith’s Dock, Soika, SWONA SOTRA and SPOSA. The Salvesen ships have the name painted in big letters in front of the navigation bridge. Another indication is that they have the upper half of the crow’s nest painted dark.
Down 7 is unknown. Maybe a smaller whale catcher.
And number 8, a surprise, is the Royal Research Ship “William Scoresby” fully dressed, recognizable by the mast with top mast, horizontal yard and gaff spar, the white line in the hull, clear (yellow?) funnel and shape of the bow.

 
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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Cheynes Beach Whaling Co.

Cheynes Beach Whaling Co.

Whale drive to Cheynes Beach Whaling Co. outside Albany in Western Australia. The station is not on Cheynes Beach, men i King George Sound i Frenchman Bay. Initially it was thought to build the station on Cheynes Beach, hence the name of the company, men da Albany Whaling co. let down operations was the area in Frenchman Bay vacant and was found more suitable. The station was in operation from 1952 to November 1978.
 
Photo: phra ajahn ekaggata/Terry Milligan (holder of copyright)
Year: 1969
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Union Whaling

Union Whaling

Union Whaling land station by “the Bluff” close Durban. This station was closed in 1974/75 and all operations after this was taken over by United Whaling newly refurbished Premier Drive.
Thanks to Allan Jackson for permission to post photo. Read more on his side Facts About Durban.
Foto via Margaret surmon
Year: 1954
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Dyremat

Dyremat

Towards the end of whaling, it may seem as if the industry in many cases were kept artificially alive. This sperm whale cow was slaughtered to produce pet food. It is quite obvious that this was neither economically or ecologically sustainable.
 
Photo: phra ajahn ekaggata/Terry Milligan (holder of copyright)
Year: 1969
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Jericho – Leith Harbour

Jericho – Leith Harbour

As an image comment this picture is a new early photo Leith Harbor showing the first station. After the avalanche in 1929, which claimed three lives, then station vlyttet towards photography bottom margin. The site of the old station was subsequently used as a scrap of space for old, outdated or broken equipment from station. Mechanics and service representative often went away on Jericho to look for parts that could be used.
 
Transport ship in the foreground can be Coronda (I) while in the background you can see the floating factory ship Horatio with its characteristic sailing ship bow, which burned down and was destroyed in the harbor of Leith Harbor in 1916. This date photograph to sometime between 1911 and 1916.
Postcard Odd Galt's personal collection.