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Old 13th October 2006, 13:49
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some whale measurements

from the book ** Of Whales and Men
the whale was was weighed and measured piece by piece at Stromness Whaling Station South Georgia.Nov.8th 1926.
length 27.18m====80ft
height,on side.3.10m=====10ft
jawbone length 6.95m=====23ft
flukes length 5.90m====18ft
fins length 3m=======9 1/2ft
blubbers 2,651 Kilo====16 ton
meat 56,444 Kilo====56 ton
bone 22,280 Kilo=====22 ton
tongue 3,158 Kilo=====3 ton
lungs 1,226 Kilo======1 ton
heart 631 Kilo========1/2 ton
kidneys 547 Kilo========1/2 ton
stomach 416 Kilo========1/2 ton
intestines 1,600 Kilo======1 1/2 ton
liver 935 Kilo========= 1 ton
blood 8,000 Kilo=========8 ton
jawbone 2,177 Kilo========2 ton
skull 4,508 Kilo=========4 1/2 ton
backbone 10,259 Kilo======10 ton
ribs 3,863 Kilo======4 ton
flukes 1,153 Kilo=======1 ton
fins 960 Kilo========1 ton
blubber oil 13,604 Kilo===13 1/2 ton==80 barrels
meat oil 6,880 Kilo=====6 1/2 ton===40 barrels
bone oil 7,214 Kilo======7 ton=====42 barrels
total 27,708 Kilo====27 ton======162 barrels
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Old 14th October 2006, 05:00
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I have often wondered how many barrels to the whale. There is a web site that records the arrivals and departures for Sydney NSW in OZ in the 1840's and records some of the old baques returning from the southern fisheries with, in some cases of a 1000 barrels on board. These vessels had been at sea for many months. Also I have read about the whale fisheries north of England from the 1700's onwards and the vessels returned home with many huindreds of barrels on board. The crews shared the price of approx 40 shillings per barrel which kept many of the small English seaside villages alive.

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