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 Dr Alastair Fraser McInnes
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South Georgia
1st Guy Mac

On Ship

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Men on ship
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Man steering ship
Mac looking through sextant

On land

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Whale Bone
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This image shows Leith Harbour whaling station at South Georgia. From left to right you can see the piggery where they kept pigs for fresh meat, some stores and a garage and the slaughter house. Behind this is a large building which was one of the Barracks where the men stayed. The large building with the white gable end facing the camera was the hospital and they had excellent facilities. In the background on the left you can see a series of chimneys from the boiler house which powered the plant which processed the whale to extract oil. You can also see a very large tank and this was the pump house.  The stations were pretty self-sufficient, having everything they needed to maintain and repair machinery and ships as well as having everything that was needed to sustain the hundreds of men who worked there.  There was even a cinema, a football pitch and a library as part of the recreation facilities although many men were working 12 hours days.

This also shows Leith Harbour whaling station. It was run by the Christian Salvesen whaling company and most of the British employess worked here or on ships that operated from here.  storm
Stormy weather

Stormy weather

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This is a very typical view of South Georgia with the mountains jutting straight up from the sea.

View 3

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This images shows a large whale on the flensing plan, possibly at Leith Harbour, South Georgia.


Shows King Penguins in an enclosure at Leith Harbour. The whales ate penguin eggs, and occasionally penguin meat but they also brought penguins back to the Zoo in Edinburgh. In the background you can see a large oil tank (with the conical roof) and many barrels stacked up.

King Penguins

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Gentoo Penguins
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viewShows a number of small whale catchers at anchor in South Georgia. Some catchers operated out of the station and others operated further afield bringing whales to the whale factory ship which could process the whales while at sea.

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Visiting Shacklton Grave
 South georgia

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Sir Ernest Shackleton

Crossing the Equator

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The Navy have a tradition when crossing the equator . I belive this crossing was with the Royal Navy
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Hong Kong U,S,
Aircraft carrier Hong Kong

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Photos in the Sorting
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Last updated 13th February 2016