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whaling ships(Southern Venturer)

Tricia Cook-Bosnell (View posts)
Posted: 29 May 2003 4:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was wondering if anyone could help me? My father was from Dundee and worked on this ship in the Antarctica back in the early 1950's with mostly men from Norway. I have been looking for anyone that may have worked on this ship and remembers my Dad, Thomas Cook? He spoke of a friend "Chunky" and of a good friend Olof Kerkeberg(spelling?) from Tonsberg that he actually went home with to visit Olof's family. I think that Olof's father was a Mayor of their town.Anyone that knows these men or their families please contact me.Thank you so much. Also anyone with photos of this ship, please let me know.

Re: whaling ships(Southern Venturer)

G Gallis (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jan 2004 4:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I live near Tønsberg and can probably help you if you like.
I found 2 photoes of the Southern Venturer on the net.
Southern Venturer
Give me some time and I look into Olaf Kirkeberg. One of the whaling ships that followed the Venturer , "Southern Actor" is preserved as a museum ship in Sandefjord. There is also a" Salvesen Ex Whalers club" that might help you.
You could probably ask for help in the local newspaper http://www.tb.no/ Many of the readers are ex whalers.
Yours
Gunnar G

Re: whaling ships(Southern Venturer)

G Gallis (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jan 2004 4:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I live near Tønsberg and can probably help you if you like.
I found 2 photoes of the Southern Venturer on the net.
http://www.warsailors.com/pics/sventurer2.jpg
Give me some time and I look into Olaf Kirkeberg. One of the whaling ships that followed the Venturer , http://www.mclaren.gs/s__actor.htm is preserved as a museum ship in Sandefjord. There is also a" Salvesen Ex Whalers club" that might help you.
You could probably ask for help in the local newspaper http://www.tb.no/ Many of the readers are ex whalers.
Yours
Gunnar G

Re: whaling ships(Southern Venturer)

Tricia (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jan 2004 12:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
thank you so much for the information. I would be so grateful for anything you could turn up on this gentleman.
I have looked for a website for the ex-whalers group but haven;t had any luck finding it. Do you happen to have an address for them? Thank you so much for taking the time to help me.

Re: whaling ships(Southern Venturer)

Posted: 25 Jul 2009 10:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I know it is a long time since you posted your questions but i can help you with the ex whalers club if you are still interested if you havent found out already.

Regards

Elizabeth
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