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Husvik_1001
Norwegian Whaler Karrakatta




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Registered: August 2009
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon
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Taken in 1974 at Husvik Harbour, South Georgia. This early whale-catcher Karrakatta sits on a cradle drawn up on the beach next to the catcher slipway where she was used to provide steam for the workshop via a lagged steam pipe that emerged from her bow. A hole cut in her side provided access to the boiler room..

She was built in 1912 by the Akers Mekaniske Vaerksted in Christiania (now Oslo) for the West Australian Whaling Company, and later bought by the Tonsberg Whaling Company. She is 179 tons and 32.4 m (106 feet) long and her engines developed 69 horse-power.
· Date: Sun, 23 August 09 · Views: 180
· Tags: 1 · Filesize: 350.7kb · Dimensions: 796 x 531 ·
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Keywords: Karrakatta, Husvik, South Georgia, whaler
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