Leith Harbour, South Georgia circa 1952
Thanks to Geir Rosset, who put the panorama together from two negatives.
My father took the photos apparently with the purpose of producing the effect above.
My father was an engineer onboard the factory ship and also superintendant in charge...
3rd Engineers' pay for the 1951/52 Whaling Season in the South Atlantic aboard Southern Venturer.
£39. 14s 4d per month - while whaling
£8. 1s 1d per month - during voyage to and from UK ports
£305 in whale oil bonus for the season
£214 in overtime payments
A total of around £870 for...
One of my father's Certificates of Service.
From Salvesens' Whale Factory Ship 'Southern Venturer' - 1951
The text that is missing from the bottom reads:
'Mr Greig leaves the vessel of his own accord with the view to sitting his 1st Class Certificate in which project we wish him every success'
Another page from an album of my father's photographs - compiled in 1950 in the southern Atlantic.
'Recreation on a Saturday afternoon'
(My father centre of photo)
'Homeward bound out of Leith Harbour'