Whale boat plan, 1950

Whale boat plan, 1950. These building plans show the dimensions of a bondwood whale boat used in the 1950s. According to the plans, the boat was just over 22 feet long. Measured in centum weight (cws), it would weigh less if made from bolly-gum. The longitudinal section in the top left corner shows two air tanks at the front and back of the boat. These tanks would have been used to fill whale carcasses with compressed air after the kill. Collection of the Queensland State Archives

Original scale: 
three quarters of an inch to a foot
Department of Harbours and Marine
Date captured: 
20 May 2011
Date created: 
20 May 2011
Date issued: 
3 February 1950
Collection of the Queensland State Archives