Captured whale being taken on board factory ship

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Captured whale being taken on board factory ship
Photograph made of paper

Donated by Christian Salveson
Museum number 1968-88-11

This black and white photograph shows a whale being hauled aboard a factory ship. On the left, the mechanical claw known as a whale-grab can clearly be seen fastened around the tail of the whale, while a number of men are watching. The whale itself takes up most of the centre right of the picture, with the vast expanse of the vessel's deck obvious on the left.

Captured whale being taken on board factory ship
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