We have quite a large section on Durban’s whaling industry on this site including the reminiscences of some of the Durban folk who signed up to go whaling in the Antarctic aboard the factory ship Abraham Larsen. The main whaling page is here and there are factory ship memories from Terry Tribe and Rein Pirn.
The latest addition to the saga comes in the form of a picture from Ivar Osberg who was a student at the University of Natal and went on expeditions to the Antarctic in the 1954/55 and 1955/56 whaling seasons. The picture was published in the Natal Mercury on April 1, 1955, and shows Ivar and his cabin mates on the return from his first trip. Included among them are Terry Tribe, mentioned above.Share this: