Whaling fleet in port at Grangemouth Docks
John Peat Munn
Annotated on reverse "Whalers from Sth Georgia. A close season picture The bow with harpoon guns on right greatly enhances this picture. Taken 1936" View of whalers tied up in port. Each has a tall funnel, a crow's nest high up in the mast and an open framework tower. On the bow of a ship can be seen a harpoon gun, a cable hawse atop the stem, and the rivets holding the ship's plates together.
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The whalers probably belonged to the firm of Christian Salvesen founded in 1851 when Salvesen arrived in Leith and set up in business as a shipowner and broker. The firm had a whaling station on South Georgia in the South Atlantic.