"The Petrel" Grytviken Things to Do Tip by MikeAtSea

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  The Petrel
by MikeAtSea
 
 

The whale-catcher Petrel was built in Oslo in 1928. The Petrel was one of the first whale-catcher with a catwalk so that the gunner could run from the bridge to the harpoon gun. The Petrel was converted to a sealer in 1956 and the catwalk was removed. Each summer the Petrel would visit the harbours of South Georgia and bring in seal blubber.

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  • Written Jan 13, 2007
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