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The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses
1937–38$
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Quentin R. Walsh and P. J. Capelotti

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034799

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034799.001.0001

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Classification of Factory Ships

Classification of Factory Ships

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(p.101) 5 Classification of Factory Ships
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The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38
Author(s):

Quentin R. Walsh

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0005

The general arrangement of the Ulysses was typical of any modern pelagic whaling factory. Their level of production, which also partly determined how personnel were paid, classed the ships. Modern pelagic factory ships were generally divided into five classes according to their capacity to produce a certain amount of oil. The classification was determined and agreed upon by the owners of the ships and the Norwegian whaling unions. The classification of the factories was supposed to be as theoretically correct as it could possibly be, but this often did not work out in practice. Some of those divergences were so extensive that factors other than oil production were needed to be observed by the unions and the owners when the designation of a factory ship was considered.

Keywords:   Ulysses, whaling factory, classification, Norwegian whaling unions, factory ship

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