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1 Harland (J.H.) Catchers and Corvettes The Steam Whalecatcher in Peace and War 1860-1960.
1992, Rotherfield, 
xi + 432pp, 2 plates, 505 illus (photos, line illus, many multi-view), 77ûplans (30 folding), large handsome format (32cm x 25cm), dw, a very goodûcopy [heavy item]. AJS: The first purpose-built whalecatcher was built in 1862 in Norway,ûwhen Svend Foyn of Tonsberg founded the modern whaling industry by solvingûthe technical problems involved in the successful hunt of theûfast-swimming rorqual whales, and their recovery for processing.ûThe outbreak of war in 1939 was a signal for Allied navies to requisitionûover 200 catchers, which performed sterling work as anti-submarine vesselsûand minesweepers. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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