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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 58c
Object name: Dart
Title: Dart
Description: A stainless steel dart or whale mark used by the 'Discovery' Committee to investigate the migration of whales in Southern Ocean.
Classified name:
SPRI theme hunting and fishing
Current place name Southern Ocean
UDC 636.081.2 & 599.5
Geographic UDC (*80)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A stainless steel tube with a lead tip (to weight the dart) and a brown-metal cap marked 'ELEY // 12 //12 // NOBEL'. The tube is engraved 'REWARD PAID FOR RETURN TO DISCOVERY COMMITTEE // COLONIAL OFFICE LONDON // No. 493.'

  • Length: 285mm, diameter: 22mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Discovery Expeditions 1925-39 ( - )