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Whaling harpoon

Routes and Resources

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Collection Routes and Resources
ExhibitionsThe Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire, Trade and Commerce, North-West Passage
User collections Collectables (All) by blueheatwave
Collectables (UK) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsEarl of Mar and Kellie 1856

Object details:

Object ID TOA0012
Description Whaling gun harpoon, double-barbed with 'stop-withers', inscribed: 'E M KELLIE 1884.' It belonged to the vessel 'The Earl of Mar and Kellie', an Arctic whaler built in 1856 at Alloa that formed part of the Dundee whale fleet (she was owned by W. B. Thompson, Dundee). Whaling was one of Dundeeā€™s principal industries in the 19th century.
Date made 1884

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials steel
Measurements Overall: 1150 x 185 x 50 mm
  • Whaling harpoon (TOA0012)
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