SHIPS PORTHOLES / SCUTTLES

Antique ship's portholes come in many different shapes and sizes but they all have the same function, they were fitted to the superstructure of a ship to allow light and ventilation to penetrate the enclosed spaces of a vessel. Portholes are also known as scuttles, but the name porthole comes from the French word "Porte" meaning door or opening. Opening portholes have a "back plate" which is bolted or riveted to the ship and a hinged opening glazed door which is clamped shut by "dogs". Some potholes are also fitted with a second hinged solid door called a "dead light".  Fixed or non opening portholes were usually fitted near the waterline so they cannot be opened.

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Antique ship's porthole / scuttle. A large British Royal Navy Battleship porthole.
Opening brass and glass door, brass back plate with twin dog clamps.
22 inch / 56 cm max diameter, 15 inch / 38 cm glass. Click image to enlarge Price on request



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Antique ship's porthole / scuttle. A large brass porthole with a non opening window,
also fitted with a brass dead light and double dog clamps.
17 inch / 43 cm max diameter, 12 inch / 30 cm glass. Click image to enlarge Price on request


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Antique ship's porthole / scuttle. Recovered from the wreck of HMHS REWA which was torpedoed 19 miles West of Hartland Point on 4th January 1918. She was a 7308 ton hospital ship that was carrying 279 wounded soldiers. remarkably only 4 lives were lost during the sinking. Opening brass and glass door, brass back plate with double dog clamps. 20 inch / 51cm max diameter. Click image to enlarge Price on request



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Antique ship's porthole / scuttle. Opening brass door, brass back plate with single dog clamp. New glass will be fitted prior to sale. Can be polished if required.
14 inch / 35 cm max diameter, 9 inch / 22 cm glass. Click image to enlarge Price on request



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Antique ship porthole / scuttle. Removed from a ROYAL NAVAL MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT
Made from bronze with opening dead light, opening door and back plate with four dog clamps. 11 inch / 27 cm max diameter, 6 inch / 15 cm glass.
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Antique ship's porthole / scuttle. Opening brass and glass door, galvanised and painted steel back plate with twin dog clamps. Stamped John Roby, Rainhill.
14.5 inch / 37 cm max diameter, 10 inch / 25 cm glass. Click image to enlarge Price on request



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Antique ship's porthole / scuttle. Opening brass and glass door, brass back plate with twin dog clamps. Can be polished if required.
13.5 inch / 34 cm max diameter, 9 inch / 22 cm glass. Click image to enlarge Price on request



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Antique ship's porthole / scuttle. Opening brass door, painted steel back plate with single dog clamp. New glass will be fitted prior to sale.
14 inch / 35 cm max diameter, 9 inch / 23 cm glass. Click image to enlarge Price on request


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Antique ship's porthole.
A brass non opening ship's porthole or skylight.
Can be polished and fitted with new glass prior to sale.
13.5 inch / 34 cm max diameter, 10 inch / 25 cm glass.
Price on request

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Antique ship's porthole.
Opening glass and brass door with twin dog clamps,
with galvanised steel back
38 cm / 15 inch max diameter, 25 cm / 10 inch glass.
Price on request

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Antique ship porthole / scuttle.
Made from bronze with opening door and bronze deadlight.
Removed from a ROYAL NAVAL M.T.B
27 cm / 10.5 inch max diameter, 15 cm /6 inch glass.
Price on request


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Antique ships porthole / scuttle
Brass opening door with double dog clamps.
Removed from the Icebreaker ship VEGA
40 cm / 17 inch max diameter, 30 cm / 12 inch glass
SOLD

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An opening brass ships bridge window.
SOLD

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