- For other uses see whalers. For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. A fishing vessel is a Ship or Boat used to catch fish in the sea or on a lake or river A coble is a type of open Fishing Boat. This style of boat is traditionally used on the North East coast of England, from southern-most examples A commercial trawler is a commercial Fishing vessel designed to operate fishing trawls. A drifter is a type of Fishing boat. They were designed to catch Herrings in a long Drift net. For other meanings of "longline" see Longline. Longline fishing is a commercial Fishing technique that uses hundreds or even A factory ship, also known as a fish processing vessel, is a large ocean-going vessel with extensive on-board facilities for processing and freezing caught fish A fishing fleet is an aggregate of commercial Fishing vessels. A research vessel (R/V is a Ship designed and equipped to carry out Research at Sea. Deadliest Catch is a documentary television series produced by Original Productions of Burbank California for the Discovery Channel The fishing industry includes any industry or activity concerned with taking culturing processing preserving storing transporting marketing or selling fish or fish products
A steam powered whale catcher with harpoon cannon from Sept-Îles (Quebec
), about 1900. Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk
A whaler is a specialized kind of ship, designed for processing and/or catching whales. Whales are marine mammals which are neither Dolphins (ie members of the families Delphinidae or Platanistoidae) nor Porpoises Orcas The former included such vessels as the sail or steam-driven whaleship of the 16th to early 20th century and the floating factory or factory ship of the modern era. The latter included the whale catcher, a steam or diesel-driven vessel with a harpoon gun mounted at its bows. There were also vessels that combined the two, such as Bottlenose whalers of the late 19th and early 20th century and catcher/factory ships of the modern era.
Whaleships had two or more whaleboats, open rowing boats used in the capture of whales. Whaleboats brought the captured whales to the whaleships to be flensed or cut up. Here the blubber was rendered into oil using two or three try-pots set in a brick furnace called the tryworks. Blubber is a thick layer of vascularized Fat found under the skin of all Cetaceans Pinnipeds and Sirenians Description A trywork, located Aft of the fore-mast, is the most distinguishing feature of a Whaling ship.
At first, whale catchers either brought the whales they killed to a whaling station or factory ship anchored in a sheltered bay or inlet. Later, with the development of the stern slipway, whale catchers brought their catch to factory ships operating in the open sea.
The very successful World War II Flower Class corvettes were based on the design of the whale catcher Southern Pride. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Class designation The term "corvette" was originally a French name for a small sailing warship intermediate between the Frigate and the Sloop-of-war
See also Whaling is the hunting of Whales and dates back to at least 6000 BC Jason was a Norwegian Whaling vessel laid down in Rødsverven, Norway in 1881. The Southern Actor is a former Whale catcher, currently a Museum ship based in Sandefjord, Norway and owned by Sandefjord Museum A whaleboat is a type of open Boat that is relatively narrow and pointed at both ends enabling it to move either forwards or backwards equally well
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- A vessel or person employed in the whale fishery.
- (slang) One who whales, or beats; a big, strong fellow; hence, anything of great or unusual size, a whopper, a whacker.
- (Australia) name given in Sydney to the shark Carcharias brachyurus Günth.
- (Australian slang) a sundowner; one who cruises about.
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