Image Database Export Citations


A Whale of a Deception

Show full item record

Type: Journal Article
Author: Clapham, Phillip J.; Ivashchenko, Yulia
Journal: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 71
Page(s): 44-52
Date: 2009
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6570
Sector: Fisheries
Subject(s): whaling
Abstract: "In late October of 1966, an imposing ship steamed quietly through the placid waters of the Suez Canal. Clad in drab industrial gray, and flying a Soviet hammer and sickle flag at her masthead, the vessel was accompanied by a large fleet of smaller craft. Any observer able to decipher Cyrillic script could have read, in rusting metallic letters on her bow, the name Sovetskaya Ukraina. The more experienced would perhaps have identified her as a whaling factory ship, traveling with her attendant fleet of catcher boats and scouting vessels on a transit that would take them south into the Red Sea and beyond. Although the whaling fleet may have presented a noteworthy sight, Sovetskaya Ukraina’s passage through the Canal was nothing unusual."

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
a whale of a deception.pdf 2.112Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show full item record