Hi - I'm Linus and I'm a graduate student at Yale doing my research on 20th-century whaling. As part of this, I'm looking into whaling ships and in particular, their costs. I only have scattered data on actual whaling ships. Does anyone know if there exists some time series of costs (or a cost...
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 of the refu
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 the season
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'
Factory Ship Southern Venturer. February 1950
The incline of the slipway can be seen. The funnels are side-by-side to allow skidway to run up the centre of the ships breadth.
(The above written by my father in 1950 to accompany the photograph)
Whale Towing vessel Southern Laurel(ex corvette) brings whales in to stern of factory ship Southern Venturer in heavy weather. These ships and the smaller whale catchers are never steady even in the best of weather. Corvettes are about 190ft in length and the catchers are about 140-150ft long (So