Narwhal : 1859
|Type (tonnage)||steamer (434)|
|Master||Deuchers, G, III|
|Whaling ground||Davis Strait|
|Whale oil (tons)||117|
|Sealing ground||East Greenland|
|Seal oil (cwt)||31|
|Source||Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee|
|Notes||A steamer successful at both EG and DS – the Deuchar family were well established Dundee whalers. Rescued the crews of both P'head steamers lost at EG (advantage of wood over iron for ice navigation) and favourable conditions at DS fully demonstrate steam's superior abilities over sail.|
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