Whaling ship in the Firth of Tay

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Whaling ship in the River Tay
Lantern slide made of glass with metal frame

Donated by Mr Robert Ferguson in 1975
Museum number 1975-2-4-15

This lantern slide shows a Dundee whaling ship in the Firth of Tay. The vessel has her sails furled and is wearing flags at the head of all three of her masts. She has the Red Ensign at her mizzen, an unidentifiable flag, probably her house flag, at her mainmast and the signal letter 'P' at her foremast. Signal letter 'P' is also known as the 'Blue Peter' and means 'all hands report on board as the vessel is about to proceed to sea.'

Whaling ship in the Firth of Tay
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