Camperdown : 1860
|Type (tonnage)||steamer (424)|
|Whaling ground||Davis Strait|
|Whale oil (tons)||28|
|Sealing ground||East Greenland|
|Notes||The seal catch is not recorded – an ongoing problem when the industry is in transition, as oil and insurance brokers invariably are slow (as is the industry as a whole) to adjust. Note: The Camperdown is the first of the Dundee shipbuilder’s specially designed “composite” (rather than iron or sailing vessels simply converted to steam) whalers – their success lead to Stephen and Sons becoming leading participants in the industry (see SAW).|
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