Welcome to Signy Island

Floating factory ships visited the archipelago until 1914–15, and then again from 1920–30. Tioga, the first ship to undertake open-ocean whaling in Antarctica, was wrecked at Signy in 1913. A Norwegian shore station opened on Signy in 1920–21.

The shore station at Signy took the skrotts (stripped carcasses) cast off by the floating factories and extracted the remaining oil (60% of a whale’s oil is in its meat and bones), and made meat and bone meal.

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Signy Island in detail

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