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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Blubber hook

Accession no.: Y: 2010/15b
Object name: Blubber hook
Title: Blubber hook
Description: A blubber hook recovered from the wreck of the Gouvernøren, hanging from pod bulkhead above the anchor well on the top enclosed deck.
Classified name:
SPRI theme hunting and fishing
UDC 639.245.1
Geographic UDC (*726.53)
Getty AAT
Field collection:
Date 2008
Place Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Danco Coast > Svend Foyn Harbour
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A two-pronged blubber hook, made from a single piece of iron. It is heavily corroded.

  • Width: 165mm, length: 295mm, depth: 100mm