ANTIQUE SHIP'S BELLS

Welcome to our selection of antique ships 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. The bell was also rung to warn other vessels when in reduced visibility or in the event of emergencies. A constantly ringing ship's bell is also internationally recognised as a distress signal.

Below is our selection of genuine antique ship's bells.

ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved BOTNIA 1891.


Lloyds Register of Shipping list the BOTNIA as a passenger and cargo steamship, which was built in 1891 by Lobnitz & Co at Renfrew. The ship had a gross tonnage of 1032 and a length of 209 feet.

Height 13 inches / 33 cm

Diameter 13 inches / 33 cm


ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell with cast / raised name BARTOLOMEO.

This very large ornately cast ships bell is also decorated with winged cherubs and crosses, these symbols were synonymous with early mariners.

The BARTOLOMEO was an Italian Brigantine that was wrecked at Cape Sparte, Tangier on 24th Jan 1874. Height 13 inches / 33 cm, Diameter 13 inches / 33 cm.

ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell with cast raised / relief name ROWAN TREE.

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

Height 10 inches/25 cm, Diameter 12 inches/30 cm

ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved M.S.C. DIANA, 1956.

Height 8 inches / 20 cm

Diameter 8 inches / 20 cm

ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved CHIONE, 1899.

Height 8 inches / 20 cm

Diameter 8 inches / 20 cm


ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved ALEXANDRA.

Height 8 inches / 20 cm

Diameter 7.5 inches / 19 cm


ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved HYDRA.

Height 10 inches / 25 cm

Diameter 10 inches / 25 cm

ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved ENTERPRIZE of AMLWCH, 1859.


This Ship's bell has been recovered from a shipwreck.

Height 8 inches / 20 cm

Diameter 8 inches / 20 cm

ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved KARNAFULI, 1906.

Supported on a bespoke hardwood bell stand.


Stand height 29 inches / 74 cm

Stand width 18 inches / 46 cm


Bell height 11 inches / 28 cm

Bell diameter 12 inches / 30 cm

ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved WELSH CONSORT, MILFORD, 1962.


Height 9 inches / 22 cm

Diameter 8.5 inches / 22 cm

ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved CALTEX GREENWICH, 1962, LONDON.


Height 8 inches / 20 cm

Diameter 8 inches / 20 cm


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ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved CONQUEROR, LONDON.


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


Height 10 inches / 25 cm

Diameter 10 inches / 25 cm


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ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved REGENT MAYFLOWER, 1982.


Height 10.5 inches / 26 cm

Diameter 12 inches / 30 cm


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ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved S.S.WESTWARD HO, 1897.


Height 9 inches / 23 cm

Diameter 10 inches / 25 cm


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ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved HULL.


Height 8 inches / 20 cm

Diameter 8.5 inches / 22 cm


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ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved H.M.S CRESCENT, 1931.

From the British Royal Navy's 'C' Class Destroyer.


Height 12.5 inches / 32 cm

Diameter 12.5 inches / 32 cm


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ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.


ANTIQUE SHIPS BELL.