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ANTIQUE SHIP'S BELLS

Antique ship's bells are one of the most unique, one of a kind maritime antiques available which makes them very collectable. Most ships only have one bell and the name of the vessel was traditionally engraved or cast onto the surface of the bell, often with the year the ship was launched and the port of registry.
The ship's bell played a major role in shipboard life, it was traditionally rung every half hour to indicate the ship's time and at the end of a four hour watch eight bells would be heard. The ship's bell was also rung to warn other vessels when in reduced visibility or in the event of emergencies such as fire. A constantly ringing ship's bell is also internationally recognised as a distress signal.

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Antique Ship's bell engraved CONQUEROR, LONDON
Height 10" (25cm) / Diameter 10" (25cm) 
£595
complete with clapper and bell rope

Lloyds Register of Shipping lists two vessels named CONQUEROR with a port of registry as LONDON. one built in 1897 and the other built in 1899.

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Antique Ship's bell with cast relief / raised name ROWAN TREE
Height 10" (25cm) / Diameter 12" (30cm) £695

Lloyds Register of Shipping lists the ROWAN TREE as a steamship of 919 tons, 158 feet in length and built in 1857.

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Antique Ship's bell engraved
S.S. WESTWARD HO 1897
Height 9" (23cm) / Diameter 10" (25cm) £495

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Antique Ship's bell engraved
BOTNIA 1891
Height 13" (33cm) / Diameter 13" (33cm) 
£995.

Lloyds Register of Shipping lists the passenger and cargo steamship BOTNIA as being built in 1891 by Lobnitz & Co, Renfrew. The ship had a gross tonnage of 1032 and a length of 209 feet, although she was lengthened to 249 feet in 1904. Her usual ports of call included: Copenhagen, Esbjerg, Harwich, Leith, Faroes, Iceland, Riga, Stockholm.


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Antique ships bell engraved
KARNAFULI 1,1906
Bell = Height 11" (28cm) / Diameter 12" (30cm)
Stand = Height 29" (74cm) / Width 18" (46cm)
on purpose built stand 
£895.00



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Antique Ship's bell engraved
POLDHU, ST.IVES
Height 8" (20cm) / Diameter 12" (30cm) SOLD.

Lloyds Register of Shipping lists the steamship POLDHU as being built in 1902 by J.Blumer & Co, Sunderland. The ship had a gross tonnage of 2793 and a length of 319 feet. She was owned by the Poldhu Steamship Co Ltd.

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Antique Ship's bell engraved 
NICHOLAS VAGLIANO, 1883, KEFALONIA.
Height 9" (23cm) / Diameter 11" (28cm) SOLD

The Greek steamship NICHOLAS VAGLIANO was sold and renamed AUSTRIA. On Friday 9th March 1907 the S.S. AUSTRIA was wrecked on the North Cornish coastline.

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Antique ships bell from the Royal Navy's "C" Class Destroyer
H.M.S. CRESCENT 1931, 
Height 12.5" (32 cm) / Diameter 12.5" (32 cm)
SOLD

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A photograph of H.M.S CRESCENT


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Antique ships bell engraved
CLIFF QUAY
Height 10" (25cm) / Diameter 12" (30cm) SOLD

Lloyds Register of Shipping lists the steamship CLIFF QUAY as being built in 1950 by W.Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. The ship had a gross tonnage of 3357 and a length of 326 feet. The ship was owned by Central Electricity Authority. 

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Antique Ship's bell engraved
S.S.LEMNOS, 1880, SUNDERLAND 
SOLD

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Antique Ship's bell engraved ELEANOR, R.D.Y.C 1892
(Royal Dorset Yacht Club) SOLD

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Antique ship's bell engraved
 SANDRAY 1944 with crown top,
height 15" (38cm) / diameter 13" (33cm) SOLD
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A photograph of H.M.S SANDRAY underway
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