Flk “Southern Empress” with tugs outermost Sandefjordsfjord summer 1936. The story behind the picture is that it was a strike among the Norwegian crews because. the conflict between Unilever (Southern Whaling & Sealing parent company) og Southern Whaling & Sealing was in danger of not getting prepared her (and her sister ship “Southern Princess”) out in time for the start of the season. It was therefore brought three tugs over to Sandefjord from England to lug her over to England to start the equipment where.
Aerial view showing Smith's Docks 1928. On the riverbank is more catchers and Southern Whaling & Sealings kokeri Southern Empress during equipment. Under factory covered one can see the outlines of the big pans.
Postcard Arthur Dinsdales collection
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Southern Empress with catchers along the dry docks at Smith's Docks in 1928. Kokeriet Pelagos is in dry dock, where she gets retrofitted slipway.
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“Southern Empress”. She was the only ship from Southern Whaling & Sealing Co. Ltd. which had names that began on E. The andre the Princess, King, and Queen.
Year: 1928-1933. (I 1934 got “Southern Empress” slipway and double chimneys and she got besides the bridge painted white.)
From Oddbjørn Huseby archive.