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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Accession no.: N: 59
Object name: Harpoon
Description: A whale harpoon with grenade to be fired from a gun/cannon, from South Georgia dating from 1936.
Classified name:
SPRI theme hunting and fishing
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > South Georgia
UDC 639.245.1
Geographic UDC (*723)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A metal harpoon head. It has a conical explosive shell (or grenade) at the tip, four hinged barbs which open after the shell has exploded, and a shaft divided into two. The shell is decorated with a diamond pattern.

  • Length: 1905mm, diameter: 260mm