SHIP'S WHEEL & HELMS

Welcome to our selection of antiques ship's wheels. The ships wheel or helm was once the most frequently used part of any vessel, prior the invention of the auto pilot the ships wheel was manned permanently whilst the ship was at sea. Good seamanship skills and concentration were required to keep the vessel on a steady course. A good helmsman also enabled the navigators to plot a much more accurate estimated position which was essential for a safe passage.

Below is our selection of antique ship's wheels and helms.

ANTIQUE SHIPS WHEEL OR HELM

A brass bound mahogany ships wheel, with eight turned spokes, one with brass acorn cap indicating the king spoke. Brass central wheel hub or boss, with brass hub cap.

Diameter: 29 inches / 74 cm

ANTIQUE SHIPS WHEEL OR HELM

A large brass bound mahogany ships wheel, with ten turned spokes, one with brass acorn cap indicating the king spoke. Cast iron central wheel hub or boss, with brass hub cap.

Diameter: 60.5 inches / 154 cm

ANTIQUE SHIPS WHEEL OR HELM.

Antique ship's wheel or helm.

A solid brass ships wheel, with eight spokes and brass central wheel hub or boss engraved BROWN BROS & CO LTD, ROSEBANK IRONWORKS, EDINBURGH. The king spoke has a different coloured handle to identify it and this usually also indicates a midships rudder angle. Diameter: 30 inches / 76 cms.

ANTIQUE SHIPS WHEEL OR HELM.

Antique ship's wheel or helm.

A brass bound mahogany ships wheel, with eight turned spokes. Cast iron central wheel hub or boss, with brass hub cap which is engraved "Watch there watch" as a reminder to the helmsman to keep a sharp lookout and steer a steady course. Diameter: 36 inches / 91 cm SORRY THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD

ANTIQUE SHIPS WHEEL OR HELM

A brass bound mahogany ships wheel, with eight turned spokes. Engraved S.S. FALCON, SUNDERLAND. Brass central wheel hub or boss, with brass hub cap. Diameter: 36 inches / 91 cm

SORRY THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD