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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Whale line


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Accession no.: N: 56
Object name: Whale line
Title: Whale line
Description: A whale line from South Georgia, 1936. This line would be attached to a harpoon, with forty to fifty fathoms coiled on a table in front of and under the harpoon gun.
Classified name:
SPRI theme hunting and fishing
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > South Georgia
UDC 636.081.2 & 599.5
Geographic UDC (*723)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A length of 3-stranded rope, approximately 90mm in diameter, tied with string at either end to prevent fraying.

  • Length: 510mm, diameter: 90mm
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