Whaling harpoon

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 Dundee’s principal industries in the 19th century.

Object Details

ID: TOA0012
Type: Whaling harpoon
Display location: Display - Polar Worlds Gallery
Vessels: Earl of Mar and Kellie (1856)
Date made: 1884
Exhibition: The Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire; Trade and Commerce North-West Passage
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 1150 x 185 x 50 mm

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