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UK flag Whaling Stations / South Georgia Island South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands flag

Latitude : 54°20 S to 54°40 S
Longitude : 36°16 W to 37°90 W

Time : UTC -2

Seven whaling stations operated under leases granted by the British Governor of the Falkland Islands.

- Prince Olav Harbour (from 1911–1916 factory ship and small station, land-based station 1917–1931)
- Leith Harbour (1909–1965)
- Stromness (from 1907 factory ship, land-based station 1913–1931, repair yard to 1960/1961)
- Husvik (from 1907 factory ship, land-based station 1910–1960, not in operation 1930–1945)
- Grytviken (1904–1964)
- Godthul (1908–1929, only a rudimentary land base, main operations on factory ship)
- Ocean Harbour (1909–1920).

With the end of the whaling industry the stations were abandoned.


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